Meaning of “literature” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈlɪtrətʃər/
Extra Examples
the study of English literatureclassical literatureI've got a BA in English literature from Liverpool University.He's writing a book on Russian literature.He's an expert on 20th century Japanese literature.

B1 books, poems, etc that are considered to be art:

classical/modern literature

written information about a subject:

There is very little literature on the disease.

(Definition of “literature” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)