1) N-COUNT You can refer to a sweet food that someone has made as a confection. [WRITTEN]

...a confection made with honey and nuts.

2) N-COUNT: oft N of n A confection is something that has been made or built and is very complicated or decorated. [WRITTEN]

He found himself staring at an extraordinary architectural confection of old and new.

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  • confection — [ kɔ̃fɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1155; lat. confectio « achèvement », de conficere 1 ♦ Vieilli Action de faire un ouvrage jusqu à complet achèvement. ⇒ fabrication, façon. La confection d une horloge, d une robe de mariée. Mod. Préparation (d un plat, d un …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confection — CONFECTION. s. f. Certaine composition faite de plusieurs drogues, pour servir de médicament. Bonne confection chimique. Confection d hyacinthe. Confection d alkermès. Faire une confection. Mettre, dissoudre quelque drogue dans une confection.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confection — CONFECTION. s. f. Certaine composition faite de plusieurs drogues pour servir de medicament. Bonne confection. confection hamec. confection d hyacinthe. confection d alkermes. faire une confection. mettre, dissoudre une once de telle confection… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • confection — mid 14c., confescioun, from O.Fr. confeccion (12c., Mod.Fr. confection) drawing up (of a treaty, etc.); article, product, in pharmacology, mixture, compound, from L.L. confectionem (nom. confectio) a confection, in classical Latin, a making,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Confection — Con*fec tion, n. [F., fr. L. confectio.] 1. A composition of different materials. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A new confection of mold. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat. [1913 Webster] Certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confection — ► NOUN 1) an elaborate sweet dish or delicacy. 2) an elaborately constructed thing: a confection of marble and gilt …   English terms dictionary

  • confection — [kən fek′shən] n. [ME confeccioun < OFr confeccion < L confectio] 1. the act or process of confecting 2. any kind of candy or other sweet preparation, such as ice cream or preserves 3. a sweetened mixture of drugs; electuary 4. a product or …   English World dictionary

  • Confection — (v. lat.), 1) Zubereitung von Heilmitteln, in denen der constitutionelle Theil Zucker ist, wo dann auch Morsellen u. ähnliche Formen darunter gehören, z.B. Confectio anisi laxativa, s. Anisum laxativum; 2) veraltete Zubereitungen in Form von… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • confection — [n] sweet food cake, candy, dainty, jam, pastry, sweet; concept 457 …   New thesaurus

  • confection — Confection, ou Confiture, Compositura apud Catonem: Conditura …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • CONFECTION — s. f. Il se dit, en général, de L action par laquelle on fait, on exécute quelque chose. La confection d un canal, d un bâtiment, d un chemin, etc.   Il se dit quelquefois dans le sens particulier d Achèvement. Jusqu à parfaite et entière… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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