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literature

noun [U] (WRITING)    /ˈlɪt.ər.ɪ.tʃər/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/
B1 written artistic works, especially those with a high and lasting artistic value: classical/modern literature 'Wuthering Heights' is a classic of English literature.Literature in general
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