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literature

noun [U] uk   /ˈlɪt.ər.ɪ.tʃər/ us    /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/

literature noun [U] (WRITING)

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

literature noun [U] (SPECIALIST TEXTS)

all the information relating to a subject, especially information written by experts: It's important to keep up-to-date with the literature in your field. There is very little literature on the disease.Information and messages

literature noun [U] (INFORMATION)

printed material published by a company that is intended to encourage people to buy that company's products or services; material that an organization publishes in order to persuade people to agree with its opinions: Could you send me your literature on/about car insurance policies, please? The Republicans were quick to highlight the Democrats' proposed tax increases in their campaign literature.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailingInformation and messages
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