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English definition of “writing”

writing

noun [U]    /ˈrɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
a person’s style of forming letters and words with a pen or pencil , or something written: Do you recognize the writing on the envelope ? There was writing in the margins of many pages in the book . Writing is also articles , poems , books , etc.: fiction /nonfiction writing travel writing Writing is also the activity of creating stories , poems , or articles : He talked about the experience of teaching writing through interactive television .
(Definition of writing noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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