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Meaning of “writing” in the English Dictionary

"writing" in British English

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writingnoun

uk   /ˈraɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
B1 [U] a person's ​style of writing with a ​pen on ​paper that can be ​recognized as ​their own: Do you ​recognize the writing on the ​envelope?A2 [U] something that has been written or ​printed: She ​complained that the writing was too ​small to ​read.B2 [U] the written ​work, such as ​stories or ​poems, of one ​person or a ​group of ​people: She is ​studying women's writing at the ​turn of the ​century.B2 [U] the ​activity of ​creatingpieces of written ​work, such as ​stories, ​poems, or ​articles: I did a ​course in creative writing.A1 [U] the ​skill or ​activity of ​producing words on a ​surface: Teachers ​focus on ​speaking and writing in the ​afternoonclasses.in writing B2 in written ​form: All ​bookings must be ​confirmed in writing.writings [plural] the written ​works of a ​person, ​especially when they have been ​published as ​books: the writings of Karl Marx

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(Definition of writing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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writingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈrɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
a person’s ​style of ​formingletters 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 ​creatingstories, ​poems, or ​articles: He ​talked about the ​experience of ​teaching writing through ​interactivetelevision.
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