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Definition 1: the profession or art of a writer - [noun denoting act]

Samples where literature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her place in literature is secure

(literature is a kind of ...) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(literature belongs to category ...) creative writing of recognized artistic value

Definition 2: the humanistic study of a body of literature - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where literature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a course in Russian lit

Synonyms for literature in the sense of this definition

(literature is a kind of ...) the humanistic study of literature

(literature belongs to category ...) creative writing of recognized artistic value

Definition 3: creative writing of recognized artistic value - [noun denoting communication]

(literature is a kind of ...) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

"the writing in her novels is excellent" "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

(... is a kind of literature ) Hindu literature written in Sanskrit

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) the profession or art of a writer

"her place in literature is secure"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (literary) a violent wind

"a tempest swept over the island"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)

"there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time" "there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)

"the carved fretwork" "an intricately carved door" "stood as if carven from stone"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

"gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (used of a story or literary work) capable of being adapted to motion picture form

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright

"permission to publish copyright material"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (a literary reference to) a pretty young girl

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) something that has been published again; a fresh publication (as of a literary work)

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) published writings in a particular style on a particular subject

"the technical literature" "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) the humanistic study of a body of literature

"he took a course in Russian lit"

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (literary) a spirited horse for state of war

(literature is the domain which ... is member of) (poetic, literary) quickly

Definition 4: published writings in a particular style on a particular subject - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where literature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the technical literature
  • one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature

(literature is a kind of ...) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

"the writing in her novels is excellent" "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

(... is a kind of literature ) a body of historical literature

(literature belongs to category ...) creative writing of recognized artistic value

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