Meaning of writing

writ•ing

Pronunciation: (rī'ting), [key]
— 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 matter with respect to style, kind, quality, etc.
  5. an inscription.
  6. a letter.
  7. any written or printed paper, as a document or deed.
  8. literary or musical style, form, quality, technique, etc.: Her writing is stilted.
  9. a literary composition or production.
  10. the profession of a writer: He turned to writing at an early age.
  11. Hagiographa.
  12. See(def. 4).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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