literature

noun
1 written works of art
ADJECTIVE
classical, contemporary, modern
popular
great
African American, Russian, etc.

He has a degree in English Literature.

19th-century, 20th-century, etc.
feminist, gay, lesbian
… OF LITERATURE
piece, work
VERB + LITERATURE
read, study, teach
publish
write

Canadian literature written over the past thirty years

2 writing on a particular subject
ADJECTIVE
extensive, vast, voluminous
current, existing, recent

the current literature in science and natural history

published

the published literature on the subject

growing

There is a growing literature on technological changes in developing countries.

historical, medical, scientific, etc.
professional (esp. AmE), scholarly

the professional literature on second language learners

the scholarly literature on the rise of the environmental movement

promotional, sales
… OF LITERATURE
body

the growing body of literature on development issues

PREPOSITION
literature about

I picked up some literature about pensions.

literature concerning

the literature concerning the modernization of trade unions

literature on

There's an extensive literature on the subject.

literature regarding

the literature regarding effectiveness and cost


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