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Synonyms for fictive

consisting or suggestive of fiction

Synonyms for fictive

adopted in order to deceive

capable of imaginative creation

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2) Wolfgang Iser, The Fictive and the Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1993), 3.
It shall be noted that application of a "rigid" cable length after the deformation fictive bending concept expression (17) is identical to the formula applied for calculation of a flexible cable length (Moskalev 1981).
Moreover, it has been observed that there are differences between fictive and non-fictive texts in terms of comprehension in that fictive texts are more comprehensible compared to non-fictive texts (Karatay, 2007).
BEIRUT: Western thought is fond of dualities -- the brain and the heart, body and soul, conscience and cruelty, the reality and the fictive.
Much of her earlier fictive work was characterized by a bluntness that worked well to convey outrage--El Saadawi has endured imprisonment, death threats, and exile, among other indignities far beyond what most of us will ever contend with, much of which features prominently in her work--but which made for less-than-graceful narrative art.
For the system designing, a fictive product, having other sizes than the products of the designing theme and imposed to be manufactured in a production volume, equal to the sum of production volumes [Q.
For instance, kin and fictive kin relationships can provide emotional support to the child when the alcoholic is unavailable.
The Medieval Marriage Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy is an anthology of scholarly essays by twelve learned contributors discussing the fictive, artistic, legal, ethical, and economic aspects of the institution of marriage in Europe from roughly 500 to 1550.
Shakespeare's highly self-conscious fictive speaker, Montgomery shows, repeatedly and self-consciously recreates his poetic as he discovers that his love objects betray both him and the Petrarchan standards of hyperbolical praise out of which he tries to fashion them.
In a sequence of events so eerie it sounds fictive, six days before terrorist illegal immigrants flattened the twin towers on 9/11 and set the Pentagon ablaze, Giuliani's "handpicked charter-revision committee ruled that New York could still require that its employees keep immigration information confidential to preserve trust between immigrants and government.
In fact, his preferences for digression and flashback and the deliberateness that mark his style work especially well in the stories that take us to the fictive towns in Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kansas during the early decades of the twentieth century.
Indeed, the fictive nature journalist spends much of his time literally punching out poachers and other despoilers of the nation's forests and wetlands, and turning them over to state and local game wardens.
In a major section he also describes modes of social control: (1) face-to-face, or fictive kinship; (2) face-to-grace, or a relationship maintained by agents (patron/client); (3) face-to-mace, or relationship maintained by institutional authority; and (4) face-to-space, a cosmological authority in which relationship is missing.
Stevenson (1995) described how the civil rights movement and the larger sociopolitical sensitivities led to a revisionist perspective that celebrates the female-headed household, extended family, and fictive kin traditions as cultural adaptations indicating the strength of the African American family (see particularly Billingsley, 1992; Gutman, 1976; Hill, 1971; Stack, 1974).
A thriving autocracy requires enemies, fictive or otherwise.