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Synonyms of literature in English:


  • 1 a lecturer in English literature
    written works, writings, (creative) writing, literary texts, compositions, letters, belles-lettres;
    printed works, published works;
    humanities, arts, liberal arts
  • 2 the literature on prototype theory
    publications, published writings, texts, reports, studies, relevant works
  • 3 noticeboards have been covered with election literature
    informal bumf, junk mail
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