Meaning of LITERATURE in English

LITERATURE

(~s)

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

1.

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

...classic works of ~.

...a Professor of English Literature...

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

The book explores the connection between American ethnic and regional ~s.

N-VAR

2.

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

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

This work is documented in the scientific ~.

N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

3.

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

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

N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

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