literature

  1. creative writing of recognized artistic value
  2. published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  3. the profession or art of a writer

Literature

Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; etymologically the term derives from Latin literatura/litteratura `writing formed with letters`, although some definitions include spoken or sung texts. More restrictively, it is writing that possesses literary merit, and language that foregrounds literariness, as opposed to ordinary langua.....
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literature

[n] - published writings in a particular style on a particular subject 2. [n] - creative writing of recognized artistic value 3. [n] - the humanistic study of a body of literature 4. [n] - the profession or art of a writer
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Literature

• (n.) The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres. • (n.) Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. • (n.) The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work. &...
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literature

lit noun the humanistic study of a body of literature; `he took a course in Russian lit`
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Literature

[card game] Literature is a card game for 4 to 12 players, most commonly played with 6 or 8 players in two teams. It uses a modified version of the Western 52-playing card deck; four cards with the same face value (typically 2`s or 8`s) are removed, leaving 48 cards. The game is sometimes called Canadian Fish, after the similar Go Fish. == ...
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Literature

Lit'er·a·ture (lĭt'ẽr*ȧ*tur; 135) noun [ French littérature , Latin litteratura , literatura , learning, grammar, writing, from littera , litera , letter. See Letter .] 1. Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. 2.
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literature

1. Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. ... 2. The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period;...
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literature

a body of written works. The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of ... [44 related articles]
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Literature

General term denoting high quality written work including: poetry, novels, plays, short stories etc. Ezra Pound famously declared that: ' Literature is news that STAYS news.'
See also canon.
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literature

Literature refers to something imagined rather than factual, so it must be distinguished from journalistic and scientific texts, i.e. non-fictional texts. The three kinds of literature are the narrative, drama, and poetry.
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literature

The literature on the subject of wine and viticulture is at least as varied and extensive as the wines of the world. Already in the Old Testament the Bible But also older works, wine is a central theme and is often mentioned. Viticulture and wine culture at a professional level already existed at least 6,000 to perhaps even 8,000 years ago antiquit...
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Literature

The Material Handling Industry houses the Material Handling Institute Bookstore which contains a significant amount of literature related to the industry. These offerings include introductory materials, standards and specifications, application guidelines for various types of equipment and 'classic' papers on a variety of subjects penned by e...
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literature

Type: Term Pronunciation: lit′tĕr-ă-chūr Definitions: 1. Body of written work on a specific topic. 2. Colloquial usage indicating any printed matter on a given topic (manufacturer's literature).
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literature

Words set apart in some way from ordinary everyday communication. In the ancient oral traditions, before stories and poems were written down, literature had a mainly public function - mythic and...
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literature

Words set apart in some way from ordinary everyday communication. In the ancient oral traditions, before stories and poems were written down, literature had a mainly public function – mythic and religious. As literary works came to be preserved in writing, and, eventually, printed, their role became more private, serving as a vehicle for the e......
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literature

writings in a particular style on a particular subject
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