confection: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-fek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.
  2. the process of compounding, preparing, or making something.
  3. a frivolous, amusing, or contrived play, book, or other artistic or literary work.
  4. something made up or confected; a concoction: He said the charges were a confection of the local police.
  5. something, as a garment or decorative object, that is very delicate, elaborate, or luxurious and usually nonutilitarian.
  6. a medicated preparation made with the aid of sugar, honey, syrup, or the like.
  1. to prepare as a confection.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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