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. Pharm.a medicated preparation made with the aid of sugar, honey, syrup, or the like.