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Dictionary definition for: Literature

1. (n) creative writing of recognized artistic value

2. (n) the humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit"

3. (n) published writings in a particular style on a particular subject; "the technical literature" "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"

4. (n) the profession or art of a writer; "her place in literature is secure"

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