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- American English : literary / ˈlɪtərɛri /
- Brazilian Portuguese : literário
- Chinese : 文学的
- European Spanish : literario
- French : littéraire
- German : literarisch
- Italian : letterario
- Japanese : 文学の
- Korean : 문학의
- European Portuguese : literário
- Latin American Spanish : literario
- Thai : เกี่ยวกับวรรณกรรม
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writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays.
the entire body of writings of a specific language, period, people, etc.: the literature of England.
the writings dealing with a particular subject: the literature of ornithology.
the profession of a writer or author.
literary work or production.
any kind of printed material, as circulars, leaflets, or handbills: literature describing company products.
Archaic . polite learning; literary culture; appreciation of letters and books.
Origin of literature
Synonym study for literature, other words from literature.
- pre·lit·er·a·ture, noun
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How to use literature in a sentence
If you want to understand the flamboyant family of objects that make up our solar system—from puny, sputtering comets to tremendous, ringed planets—you could start by immersing yourself in the technical terms that fill the scientific literature .
Poway Unified anticipates bringing forward two new courses – ethnic studies and ethnic literature – to the school board for review, said Christine Paik, a spokeswoman for the district.
The book she completed after that trip, Coming of Age in Samoa, published in 1928, would be hailed as a classic in the literature on sexuality and adolescence.
He also told Chemistry World he envisages the robots eventually being able to analyze the scientific literature to better guide their experiments.
Research also suggests that reading literature may help increase empathy and understanding of others’ experiences, potentially spurring better real-world behavior.
The research literature , too, asks these questions, and not without reason.
She wanted to know what happened over five years, or even 10, but the scientific literature had little to offer.
The religion shaped all facets of life: art, medicine, literature , and even dynastic politics.
Speaking of the literature you love, the Bloomsbury writers crop up in your collection repeatedly.
literature in the 14th century, Strohm points out, was an intimate, interactive affair.
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
There cannot be many persons in the world who keep up with the whole range of musical literature as he does.
In early English literature there was at one time a tendency to ascribe to Solomon various proverbs not in the Bible.
He was deeply versed in Saxon literature and published a work on the antiquity of the English church.
Such unromantic literature as Acts of Parliament had not, it may be supposed, up to this, formed part of my mental pabulum.
British Dictionary definitions for literature
/ ( ˈlɪtərɪtʃə , ˈlɪtrɪ- ) /
written material such as poetry, novels, essays, etc, esp works of imagination characterized by excellence of style and expression and by themes of general or enduring interest
the body of written work of a particular culture or people : Scandinavian literature
written or printed matter of a particular type or on a particular subject : scientific literature ; the literature of the violin
printed material giving a particular type of information : sales literature
the art or profession of a writer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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- 3 liking literature very much; studying or writing literature a literary man