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Dictionary definition for: Writing

1. (n) the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him" "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

2. (n) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect) "the writing in her novels is excellent" "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

3. (n) (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway''s writings"

4. (n) letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn''t show" "the doctor''s writing was illegible"

5. (n) the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"

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