- literatuer (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tə.ɹɪ.tʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈlɪ.tɹɪ.tʃə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ə.tʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tʃɹə.tʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.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.
- (usually preceded by the) 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.
- 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide, page 3:
- In fact, information on when each of the terms first appeared in English, and if obsolete, how long they persisted, is entirely absent from the literature.
- 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
- comparative literature
- escape literature
- global literature
- grey literature
- literature review
- polite literature
- secondary literature
- world 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.