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Standard Definition

[n] the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
[n] the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
[n] letters or symbols 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"
[n] 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"
[n] (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"


authorship - (3 syllables), committal to writing - (6 syllables), composition - (4 syllables), penning - (2 syllables), piece of writing - (4 syllables), written material - (6 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Writ"ing\, n.
1. 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.
2. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters; as: (a) Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like. (b) Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison. (c) An inscription. And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the writing was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. --John xix. 1
3. Handwriting; chirography. {Writing book}, a book for practice in penmanship. {Writing desk}, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon; also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a similar manner. {Writing lark} (Zo["o]l.), the European yellow-hammer; -- so called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs. [Prov. Eng.] {Writing machine}. Same as {Typewriter}. {Writing master}, one who teaches the art of penmanship. {Writing obligatory} (Law), a bond. {Writing paper}, paper intended for writing upon with ink, usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized. {Writing school}, a school for instruction in penmanship. {Writing table}, a table fitted or used for writing upon.