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English definition of “literature”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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