Etymology
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fictional (adj.)

"pertaining to fiction," 1833, from fiction + -al (1). Earlier fictitious also was used in this sense (1773).

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Definitions of fictional

fictional (adj.)
related to or involving literary fiction;
a fictional treatment of the train robbery
clever fictional devices
fictional (adj.)
formed or conceived by the imagination;
a fictional character
Synonyms: fabricated / fancied / fictitious
From wordnet.princeton.edu