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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Literary  \Lit"er*a*ry\,  a.  [L.  litterarius  literarius,fr. 
  littera,  litera,  a  letter:  cf  F.  litt['e]raire.  See 
  {Letter}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  letters  or  literature;  pertaining  to 
  learning  or  learned  men;  as  literary  fame;  a  literary 
  history;  literary  conversation. 
 
  He  has  long  outlived  his  century,  the  term  commonly 
  fixed  as  the  test  of  literary  merit.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Versed  in  or  acquainted  with  literature;  occupied  with 
  literature  as  a  profession;  connected  with  literature  or 
  with  men  of  letters;  as  a  literary  man. 
 
  In  the  literary  as  well  as  fashionable  world. 
  --Mason. 
 
  {Literary  property}. 
  a  Property  which  consists  in  written  or  printed 
  compositions. 
  b  The  exclusive  right  of  publication  as  recognized  and 
  limited  by  law. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  literary 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  dealing  with  good  literature;  "literary 
  criticism" 
  2:  knowledgeable  about  literature;  "a  literary  style"  [syn:  {well-written}] 
  3:  appropriate  to  literature  rather  than  everyday  speech  or 
  writing;  "when  trying  to  impress  someone  she  spoke  in  an 
  affected  literary  style" 




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