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Literature meaning

literature - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. the humanistic study of a body of literature; " he took a course in Russian lit"
  2. 2. Learning; acquaintance with letters or books.
  3. 3. The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles- lettres.
  4. 4. The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work.
  5. 5. Science of letters or learning; body of literary works.

literature - examples of usage

  1. Why did I let you persuade me that these sort of people care for literature?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But as a matter of fact I am not aware that any one has attempted to introduce " most," in this sense, into literature. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. He knows all that we do not know about current American literature. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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