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English noun: fabrication

1. fabrication (communication) a deliberately false or improbable account

Synonymsfable, fiction

Broader (hypernym)falsehood, falsity, untruth

Narrower (hyponym)canard

2. fabrication (act) writing in a fictional form

Synonymsfictionalisation, fictionalization

Broader (hypernym)authorship, composition, penning, writing

3. fabrication (act) the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

SamplesThe synthesis and fabrication of single crystals.
An improvement in the manufacture of explosives.
Manufacturing is vital to Great Britain.

Synonymsmanufacture, manufacturing

Broader (hypernym)creating from raw materials

Narrower (hyponym)formation, newspeak, prefabrication, shaping

4. fabrication (act) the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)


Broader (hypernym)building, construction

Antonymsdisassembly, dismantlement, dismantling

5. fabrication (act) the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Synonymslying, prevarication

Broader (hypernym)falsification, misrepresentation

Narrower (hyponym)fibbing, paltering

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