Noun: literature 'li-t(u-)ru,chûr [N. Amer], li-tri-chu(r) [Brit]
- Creative writing of recognized artistic value
- The humanistic study of a body of literature
"he took a course in Russian literature";
- 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"
- The profession or art of a writer
"her place in literature is secure"