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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short piece of prose fiction, having few characters and aiming at unity of effect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A work of fiction that is shorter than a novel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prose narrative shorter than a novel


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