Writing

  • 1 Writing — is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system). It is distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and the recording of language via a non… …

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  • 2 WRITING — (Scripts, Materials, and Inscriptions). SCRIPTS AND MATERIALS General Survey From the end of the third millennium B.C.E., the art of writing was practiced in the ancient Near East (see alphabet ). Here, the pictographic, cuneiform, and… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Writing — Writ ing, n. 1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 writing — ► NOUN 1) the activity or skill of writing. 2) written work. 3) (writings) books or other written works. 4) a sequence of letters or symbols forming coherent words. ● the writing is on the wall Cf. ↑the writing is o …

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  • 5 writing — index charter (declaration of rights), communication (statement), entry (record), handwriting, instrument (document) …

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  • 6 Writing — autopathography backstory bardolatry blog blogosphere blurb whore chick lit cyberscriber …

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  • 7 writing — (n.) system of human intercommunication by means of conventional visible marks, c.1300, written characters; words, sentences, verbal noun from WRITE (Cf. write) (v.). From late 14c. as action of composing in characters; craft of writing; one s… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 writing — [n1] printing on paper autograph, calligraphy, chirography, cuneiform, hand, handwriting, hieroglyphics, longhand, manuscription, print, scrawl, scribble, script, shorthand; concepts 79,284 writing [n2] printed composition article, belleslettres …

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  • 9 writing — [rīt′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person who writes 2. something written, as a letter or document 3. written form 4. short for HANDWRITING 5. a book, poem, article, or other literary work usually used in pl. 6. the profession or work of a writer …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 writing — /ˈvraitin(g), ingl. ˈraɪtɪŋ/ [vc. ingl. propr. «scrittura»] s. m. inv. graffitismo …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 11 writing — /ruy ting/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that writes. 2. written form: to commit one s thoughts to writing. 3. that which is written; characters or matter written with a pen or the like: His writing is illegible. 4. such characters or… …

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  • 12 Writing — Die Neutralität dieses Artikels oder Abschnitts ist umstritten. Eine Begründung steht auf der Diskussionsseite. Graffiti am Wiener Donaukanal …

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  • 13 writing — noun 1 activity/job of writing ADJECTIVE ▪ effective ▪ The book aims to teach effective essay writing. ▪ creative, descriptive, imaginative ▪ clear …

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  • 14 writing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Graphical representation of sounds Nouns 1. writing, chirography, calligraphy, pencraft, penmanship, hand, handwriting, script, longhand, shorthand, picture writing, uncial writing; boustrophedon,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 writing —    by Gerry Coulter   Baudrillard was a writer at odds with the universe. Writing was for him a kind of abreaction, an acting out: you push your life out . . . into your writing (PH, 146 7). He often wrote of everyday events in a way that sought… …

    The Baudrillard dictionary

  • 16 writing — writ|ing W3S2 [ˈraıtıŋ] n [U] 1.) words that have been written or printed ▪ What does the writing on the back say? ▪ a T shirt with Japanese writing on it 2.) books, poems, articles etc, especially those by a particular writer or about a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Writing — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Writing >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 writing writing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 chirography chirography stelography cerography Sgm: N 1 penmanship penmanship craftmanship Sgm: N 1 quill driving quill driving …

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  • 18 writing — [[t]ra͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦ writings 1) N UNCOUNT Writing is something that has been written or printed. It s from a notebook, the sheriff said, And there s writing on it. ... If you have a complaint about your holiday, please inform us in writing. 2) N… …

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  • 19 writing — Synonyms and related words: alphabet, alphabetic character, art, article, artistry, authorcraft, authorship, autograph, automatic writing, best seller, black and white, blank, blueprint, book, bound book, brainchild, cacoethes scribendi,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 writing — writ|ing [ raıtıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount things such as a books, poems, and newspaper articles: historical writing that brings the past to life writing on/about: There s a lot of interesting writing on the subject. a ) used about words written… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English