written language

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Noun1.written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)written language - communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
folio, leaf - a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
transcription, written text - something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
prescription - written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient
prescription - written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
reading material, reading - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
correspondence - communication by the exchange of letters
code, codification - a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
print - the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication; "I want to see it in print"
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Finally, Bridle maps this trajectory onto the literal language of data, seeding the metaphor itself until it bursts apart and dissolves into rain, describing the internet as "a single, vast, planetary weather system."
That which Tehran proposes, however, should be subjected to the same standard the literal language of Geneva Communique achieved: transitional governing arrangements for the exercise of full executive power to be arrived at entirely by Syrians based on mutual consent.
Looking in turn at cognitive approaches to literary thought and at aspects of cognitive rhetoric, they consider such topics as simultaneous multiple frames in Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, poetry and the invisible subject, blending in New Testament parables, whether Obama's and Sarkkozy's remarks at the United Nations Climate Change summit were a contest between figurative and literal language, and cognitive mechanisms at work and their perlocutionary effect in Catholic preaching.
The court observed that under the literal language of the Recess Appointment Clause, the president is authorized to fill vacancies during "the recess" of the Senate--a phrase that uses a definite article ("the" rather than "a") and a singular noun ("recess" rather than "recesses").
"Showing the difference between the literal language and sayings is a confusing thing and hard to get across," Hanscom said.
It is the context in which literal language is used that makes the utterance metaphorical.
The modern adoption of this view has typically been taken a step further to suggest that literal language articulates the domain of objectivity, i.e., the level at which statements can be judged to be objectively true or false; figurative language, being a deviation from this literal usage, is not open to such objective judgments.
If they fight over the literal language of the collective bargaining agreement, or employer policies, they can ultimately harm all concerned.
The guidance described above indicates that taxpayers should not assume that the reverse acquisition regulations apply only to those transactions that satisfy the literal language of the regulations.
The more traumatised the subject is, the more they are likely to use literal language. Indeed, for them to not use literal language would be a denial of their reality.
He concludes that all three thinkers seek to overcome the idea of metaphor as defective discourse and a strict identification of truth with literal language by retrieving an ontological conception of metaphor: "Within metaphor, a distinction can be drawn between mere metaphor and ontological metaphor ...
Recently, Cronk found herself at a loss trying to figure out the best way to teach the concept of figurative and literal language to her fifth-graders.