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literature

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈlɪtrətʃər/
all the information relating to a subject, especially information written by specialists: It's important to keep up-to-date with the literature in your field. Studies in technology management literature propose that radical innovations increase company performance and competitive advantage.
printed material published by a company, etc. to encourage people to buy its products or services: sales/promotional literatureliterature on/about sth Could you send me your literature on car insurance policies, please?
(Definition of literature from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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