writing
noun Date: 13th century 1. the act or process of one who writes: as a. the act or art of forming visible letters or characters; specifically handwriting 1 b. the act or practice of literary or musical composition 2. something written: as a. letters or characters that serve as visible signs of ideas, words, or symbols b. a letter, note, or notice used to communicate or record c. a written composition d. inscription 3. a style or form of composition 4. the occupation of a writer; especially the profession of authorship

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