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Definition of Writing


  1. of Write
  2. 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.
  3. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters
  4. Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like.
  5. Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison.
  6. An inscription.
  7. Handwriting; chirography.

Writing Quotations

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well.
Margaret Atwood

It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Learn as much by writing as by reading. - Lord Acton
Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
E. L. Doctorow
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Writing Translations

writing in Afrikaans is skrif
writing in Dutch is geschrift, schriftuur
writing in German is schreibend, schreiben, schreibend, schreibenden
writing in Italian is vergare, scrittura
writing in Portuguese is escrita
writing in Spanish is escritura, letra
writing in Swedish is skriver, skrift
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