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|Noun||1.||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
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
print - the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication; "I want to see it in print"