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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɪ.tən/, [ɹɪʔt̚n̩], [ɹɪʔɪn], [ɹɪɾɪn]
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- Rhymes: -ɪtən
- Hyphenation: writ‧ten
written (not comparable)
- Of, relating, or characteristic of writing (i.e., of that which has been written).
- Having been written.
- Antonym: unwritten
- I can speak Japanese fairly well, but I have no understanding whatsoever of written Japanese.
- 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.
of, relating or characteristic of writing
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- past participle of
- Has your girlfriend written you a letter yet?
- 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, in 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.