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lit·er·a·ture

literature

 
 
pronunciation:
lI t r chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value.
synonyms:
belles-lettres, classics, letters
similar words:
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose
definition 2: any printed matter.
synonyms:
publication, writing
similar words:
book, information, material, piece, work
definition 3: the body of writing about a specific subject or of a specific time or group.
There were few studies on my topic in the literature.the literature of dreams
synonyms:
lore
similar words:
body, folklore, knowledge, scholarship
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Literature comes from literatura, a Latin word that means "writing" or "forming letters."
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