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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]

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

lit·er·a·ture

(lit'ĕr-ă-chŭr)
A body of written material.
[L. literatura, fr. literae, letters, writing]

literature,

n the entire body of writings on a given subject.
literature, dental,
n the entire body of writing on dentistry. Most specifically, those writings published following a referee process to validate the scientific discipline in which the writings were produced.
References in classic literature ?
Smith's volume on the Berkshire Hills, these gentlemen, both reserved in nature, though near neighbours and often in the same company, were inclined to be shy of each other, partly, perhaps, through the knowledge that Melville had written a very appreciative review of 'Mosses from an Old Manse' for the New York Literary World, edited by their mutual friends, the Duyckincks.
I would mount him forthwith, and gallop about the country within a circumference of a few miles, making literary calls on my brother authors.
During the fifteen years of his literary life Poe was connected with various newspapers and magazines in Richmond, Philadelphia and New York.
He then was a resident of Richmond and a regular contributor to the "Southern Literary Messenger.
Alfred Ainger has done such good service, the great and peculiar change which was begun at the end of the last century, and dominates our own; that sudden increase of the width, the depth, the complexity of intellectual interest, which has many times torn and distorted literary style, even with those best able to comprehend its laws.
The ever-increasing intellectual burden of our age is hardly likely to adapt itself to the exquisite, but perhaps too delicate and limited, [15] literary instruments of the age of Queen Anne.
This is the end of my literary ambitions," she said bitterly.
It was upon the whole a very distinguished party, for independently of the lesser theatrical lights who clustered on this occasion round Mr Snittle Timberry, there was a literary gentleman present who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out--some of them faster than they had come out--and who WAS a literary gentleman in consequence.
When I dramatise a book, sir,' said the literary gentleman, 'THAT'S fame.
Experience has suggested the brief introductory statement of main literary principles, too often taken for granted by teachers, with much resulting haziness in the student's mind.
I thought to myself, "Here's a man with a wooden leg--a literary man with--"'
Well, sir,' returned Mr Wegg, with a conscious inclination of the head; 'we'll say literary, then.