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fibliography

blending Blending of two words with the longer one being clipped; noun
A bibliography developed with several useless sources so as to meet the minimum reference number requirements for a paper or project.
 
Fibliography is a word combining the words fictional and bibliography. The definition of fibliography is dominated by that of bibliography. The fictional component is used to express the fact that this particular bibliography is comprised, at least in part, of fictional sources. Fictional sources does not actually mean that the referenced source does not exist. Rather, it means that the source was not used at all in the production of the report or project. This term is often used in the context of highschool research assignments, which normally require a minimum number of bibliographical references for their projects. Oftentimes, these requirements are extravagant in comparison to the size of the projects themselves, thus many students employ fibliographies in assembling their reports, due to the fact that fibliographies are far more convenient than actually finding legitimate sources to meet their bibliographical demands.
Etymology : Fibliography was formed by blending bibliography and fiction
Source : “I finally finished my term paper, I just need to find a few sources for my fibliography” (Heard from brother during junior year of middle school; 3/2003)
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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