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English definition of “literature”

literature

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈlɪtrətʃər/
BOOKS/POEMS B1 books, poems, etc that are considered to be art: classical/modern literatureLiterature in general
INFORMATION written information about a subject: There is very little literature on the disease.Information and messages
(Definition of literature from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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