literation

/ (ˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the use of letters to represent sounds or words

Nearby words

  1. literary executor,
  2. literate,
  3. literately,
  4. literati,
  5. literatim,
  6. literator,
  7. literature,
  8. literatus,
  9. lith,
  10. lith-

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Word Origin and History for literation

literation

n.

"representation of sounds by alphabetic letters," 1843, from Latin litera (see letter (n.1)) + -ation.

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