unwrittenness

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unwritten +‎ -ness

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unwrittenness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being unwritten.
    • 2010, John Fiske, Reading the Popular (page 159)
      Soap opera is so readily incorporated into everyday life because its formal structures represent the liveness, the nowness, the unwrittenness of oral culture.

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