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lit·er·a·ture

(lit'tĕr-ă-chūr),
1. Body of written work on a specific topic.
2. Colloquial usage indicating any printed matter on a given topic (that is, manufacturer's literature).
[L. literatura, fr. literae, letters, writing]
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literature

As used by doctors, the body of information on which the science of medicine is based.

Pronunciation:
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, LITT ruh t’your
Medspeak-US: pronounced, litter ruh churr
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lit·er·a·ture

(lit'ĕr-ă-chŭr)
A body of written material.
[L. literatura, fr. literae, letters, writing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Thus, we can see how the village of Torbole becomes heritage through Goethe; on the one hand as literary heritage belonging to Virgil's work and on the other, as a biographical space related to the German author.
But it was in the period of reform and opening that Western literary theories in the twentieth century have been translated and introduced by Chinese scholars themselves legally and largely.
Edited by Denis Hollier, the volume did away with the traditional taxonomies of literary movements and writers by organizing itself as one long series of dates, each of which testified to a signal moment in French literary history.
Hispanic Literary Heritage is a collection of articles by leading scholars on American Hispanic literary history.
Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies.
European Literary Careers: The Author from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
In recent decades the methodological pendulum in biblical studies has swung from historical criticism to different forms of literary criticism.
In TLS, 4 October 2002, appears a programmatic preface to the Oxford Literary History of England (OLHE), by its general editor, Jonathan Bate, entitled, "A Monumental Task: Why the New Oxford English Literary History Will Differ from Its Predecessor." Emphasis in the mid-century Oxford History of English Literature (OHEL), he says, was on "close reading," to the "neglect of the social circumstances of literary production." OLHE, by contrast, avoids its predecessor's implication that literature is simply "a body of novels, poems and plays" and seeks to "explore the diverse purposes of literary activity and the varied mental worlds of writers and readers in the past." This admirable opening up of literary history does not come without a price tag.
ON OCTOBER 13, 1949, AT University College Hospital in London where he was being treated for advanced tuberculosis, a 46-year-old George Orwell exchanged wedding vows with Sonia Brownell, a literary editor 15 years his junior, in a simple ceremony with two old friends as witnesses.
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