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literature

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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] literatura or litteratura.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈlɪt.(ə.)ɹ.ɪ.tʃjʊə(ɹ)/, ˈlɪt.ɜː(ɹ).ɪ.tʃjʊə(ɹ)/; SAMPA: /"lIt.(@)r.I.tSjU@(r)/, /"lIt.3:(r).I.tSjU@(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈlɪt.ɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/, SAMPA: /"lUIt.@`.I.tS@`/
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Noun

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literature

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  1. The body of all written works.
  2. The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.
  3. All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.

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