- literatuer (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tə.ɹɪ.tʃə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ə.tʃɚ/
- (Midwestern US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tə.tʃɚ/
- The body of all written works.
- The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.
- All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 7, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 373:
- The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?ʼ The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
- Written fiction of a high standard.
- However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature, because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008
Terms derived from literature
- See also Thesaurus:literature
body of all written works
the collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture
all the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject
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Translations to be checked: "not sure those should be listed as separate senses, though"
- "literature" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 183.