Literature

  • 1 Literature — is the art of written works. Literally translated, the word means acquaintance with letters (from Latin littera letter). In Western culture the most basic written literary types include fiction and non fiction.DefinitionsThe word literature has… …

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  • 2 literature — lit‧e‧ra‧ture [ˈlɪtrətʆə ǁ tʆʊr] noun [uncountable] 1. MARKETING information about a product, company etc: • The speed quoted in the sales literature is frankly optimistic. • advertising literature …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Literature — Lit er*a*ture (l[i^]t [ e]r*[.a]*t[ u]r; 135), n. [F. litt[ e]rature, L. litteratura, literatura, learning, grammar, writing, fr. littera, litera, letter. See {Letter}.] 1. Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Literature.de — ist ein Internet Portal, das sich auf Informationen aus und über den Literaturbetrieb spezialisiert hat. Nach Angaben der Betreiber zählt es mit über 500.000 Besuchern im Monat zu den reichweitenstärksten Literaturplattformen des… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 literature — [lit′ər ə chər, li′trəchoor΄] n. [ME litterature < OFr < L litteratura < littera, LETTER1] 1. the profession of an author; production of writings, esp. of imaginative prose, verse, etc. 2. a) all writings in prose or verse, esp. those of …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 literature — (n.) late 14c., from L. literatura/litteratura learning, a writing, grammar, originally writing formed with letters, from litera/littera letter (see LETTER (Cf. letter) (n.1)). Originally book learning (it replaced O.E. boccræft), the meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 literature — I noun belles lettres. books, classics, information, letters, literary output, papers, printed word, publication, reading matter, store of knowledge, treatises, work, works, writings, written language, written word II index publication (printed… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 literature — [n] written matter, both fictional and nonfictional abstract, article, belles lettres, biography, books, brochure, classics, comment, composition, critique, discourse, discussion, disquisition, dissertation, drama, essay, exposition, findings,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 literature — ► NOUN 1) written works, especially those regarded as having artistic merit. 2) books and writings on a particular subject. 3) leaflets and other material used to give information or advice …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 literature — noun 1 written works of art ADJECTIVE ▪ classical, contemporary, modern ▪ popular ▪ great ▪ African American, Russian …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 literature — Synonyms and related words: French literature, Renaissance literature, ancient literature, article, autograph, belles lettres, belles lettres, bibliography, body of knowledge, body of learning, brainchild, brochures, circulars, classics,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 literature — n. 1) to produce (a) literature 2) (an) extensive, voluminous literature 3) belletristic; classical; contemporary; modern; professional; pulp literature 4) comparative literature 5) a body of literature (a considerable body of literature) 6)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 Literature —    The history of post Soviet Russian literature is defined by the changes introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev as part of the perestroika process, as well as the long ranging effects of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The period of glasnost led… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • 15 literature — 01. We had to read about 30 different novels by different authors in my American [literature] course. 02. The book certainly isn t great [literature], but the story was really exciting. 03. The most recent scientific [literature] available on… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 literature —    The development of literature since the end of the Franco regime in 1975 is characterized by a blend of continuity and rapid innovation. Though censorship and the general ideological climate of the regime provided inauspicious conditions for… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 17 literature — [[t]lɪ̱trətʃə(r), AM tərətʃʊr[/t]] ♦♦♦ literatures 1) N VAR 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Literature —    Although no records exist of pre Islamic Kurdish literature and much undoubtedly has been lost because of the ceaseless conflicts that have ravished Kurdistan, it is possible to mention a few important works and authors. In the first place,… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

  • 19 literature — lit|e|ra|ture W2 [ˈlıtərətʃə US tʃur] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin litteratura, from litteratus; LITERATE] 1.) books, plays, poems etc that people think are important and good ▪ He has read many of the major works of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 Literature —    Where German literature ends and Austrian literature begins has long been contested by academics and ideologues. Poets in the Austrian lands were part of the general German literary scene of the Middle Ages; in the 12th and 13th centuries both …

    Historical dictionary of Austria