written

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written (comparative more written, superlative most written)

  1. Of, relating or characteristic of writing (i.e., of that which has been written)
    I can speak Japanese fairly well, but I have no understanding whatsoever of written Japanese.
  2. That was written.

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  • 1978, Jacques Derrida; Alan Bass, Writing and Difference, page 62:
    It is more written than said
  • 1991, Jay Clayton; Eric Rothstein, Influence and Intertextuality in Literary History‎, page 109:
    ... although certainly more written than oral, are radically implicated in orality because of their performative nature and susceptibility to "mouvance"
  • 1994, Marvin L. Kalb, The Nixon Memo: Political Respectability, Russia, and the Press‎, page 68:
    Strmecki reworked the draft, making it seem "more written than spoken."
  • 1996, Richard M. Swiderski, The Metamorphosis of English: Versions of Other Languages‎, page 83:
    The Chinese is more written than the English in that the writing is more removed from speech than the phonetic English.
  • 1998, Ilana Snyder; Michael Joyce, Page to Screen: Taking Literacy Into the Electronic Era‎, page 96:
    Yates concludes that in terms of lexical density, 'CMC users package information in text in ways that are more written than speech-like'
  • 1998, Charles Bernstein, Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word‎, page 211:
    printed in caps to suggest that the whole performance be thought of as one gigantic sentence. If Silliman's talk is more written than spoken, ...
  • 2003, Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2004‎, page 71:
    Even insults, when they are traded, seem more written than felt.

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written

  1. past participle of write
    Has your girlfriend written you a letter yet?
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, American Scientist: 
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.

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