from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or able to engage in imaginative invention.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being fiction; fictional.
- adj. Not genuine; sham.
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- adj. fictional, fanciful or invented
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feigned; counterfeit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formed by the imagination; not really existing; supposititious; fictitious.
- Resulting from imagination; belonging to or consisting of fiction; imaginative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of imaginative creation
- adj. adopted in order to deceive
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Her novel The Sweetest Dream (2001) is a stand-alone sequel in fictive form.
He described the excited states of the liquid by the motion of certain fictive particles called quasiparticles.
Painting is, in other words, a fictive art, and it is often most shamelessly fictional when masquerading as unembellished Realism.
It is particularly critical of the celebrated "Autobiography of Malcolm X," now a staple of college reading lists, which was written with Alex Haley and which Mr. Marable described as "fictive."
However, for as many life stages and changes as may arise, one's immediate family has the opportunity to extend non-relative or "fictive" kinship ties through deliberate selection.
This remark might indicate that Bacon finds the same doctrinal problem with the “esse habitudinis” that he finds with the “esse habituale” (i.e., it introduces a foil for some kind of fictive being), but we cannot be certain of this, since he never returned to this topic in the Compendium.
On a tangential note, I can just about see the notion of fictive poetry, cause narrative started out in verse form, after all; and there are works like Tony Harrison’s “Prometheus” which fuse poetry and drama pretty neatly.
Whatever we call these - whether imaginations or not, indeed you mean to pronounce the pandoramas of 'fictive' dramas: analogic handouts likely to enrich what could be useful should we care to learn.
In later years, Galeano turned to fiction and "fictive" histories.
"fictive" does not mean unreal or ineffective - as we are currently experiencing, the effects of delirious financial capital flows are all too material and evident.