Meaning of LITERATURE in English

LITERATURE

transcription, транскрипция: [ lɪtrətʃə(r), AM -tərətʃʊr ]

( literatures)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Novels, plays, and poetry are referred to as literature , especially when they are considered to be good or important.

...classic works of literature.

...a Professor of English Literature...

It may not be great literature but it certainly had me riveted!...

The book explores the connection between American ethnic and regional literatures.

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2.

The literature on a particular subject of study is all the books and articles that have been published about it.

The literature on immigration policy is almost unrelievedly critical of the state...

This work is documented in the scientific literature.

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3.

Literature is written information produced by people who want to sell you something or give you advice.

I am sending you literature from two other companies that provide a similar service...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

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