Definition of “literature” - Learner’s Dictionary

literature

noun [ U ] uk us /ˈlɪtrətʃər/
BOOKS/POEMS

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

classical/modern literature
INFORMATION

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)