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Literature

Literature

WordNet



noun


(1)   The profession or art of a writer
"Her place in literature is secure"
(2)   The humanistic study of a body of literature
"He took a course in Russian lit"
(3)   Creative writing of recognized artistic value
(4)   Published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
"The technical literature"
"One aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The body of all written works.
  2. The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
  3. All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
  4. Written fiction of a high standard.
    SF is rarely literature because the characters are so poorly realised. - Adam Cadre