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fictitious

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Pertaining to or measured from an arbitrary reference line as in fictitious equator, fictitious latitude, or fictitious longitude.
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In Monsignor Quixote the theme of the fictitiousness of a design or purposefulness of the world is signalled by the motif of the protagonist's ancestry.
To follow a reference to Ophelia, seemingly the embodiment of passive and rejected femininity, with entirely the opposite set of characteristics is to play with gender and the notion of "character"--thereby neatly implying the fictitiousness of both--in a way that risks the loss of meaning altogether.
Indeed, according to Rescher complete linguistic characterizability of an item would be a mark of its fictitiousness (p.
Perplexed over the fictitiousness and/or truthfulness of the manuscript (or notebook), she says: "It is the life story of an utterly fictional person, one whom everybody, in actual fact the entire literary world, has always seen as a wholly imaginary creature.
In a statement for the pavilion catalogue, Ruscha emphasizes the fictitiousness of these sites, saying, "You know, I never visit industrial parks, but my mind lives in one.