literature

Definitions

General English

Commerce

Information & Library Science

  • noun written works such as novels, plays and poetry, especially those considered to have artistic quality
  • noun printed information on a specific subject

Media Studies

  • noun written works, e.g. fiction, poetry, drama and criticism, that are recognised as having important or permanent artistic value
  • noun the body of written works of a culture, language, people, or period of time, or on a particular subject
  • noun the body of musical compositions for a particular instrument or group of instruments
  • noun printed material that gives information
  • noun the creation of literary work, especially as an art or occupation
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