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"writing" in British English

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writingnoun

uk   /ˈraɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈraɪ.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 creating pieces 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 afternoon classes.
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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"writing" in American English

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writingnoun [U]

 us   /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.
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(Definition of writing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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