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Journal vs. Literature

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Journaladjective

(obsolete) Daily.

Literaturenoun

The body of all written works.

Journalnoun

A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.

Literaturenoun

The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.

Journalnoun

A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.

Literaturenoun

All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.

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Journalnoun

(accounting) A chronological record of payments.

Literaturenoun

Written fiction of a high standard.

‘However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature, because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008’;

Journalnoun

(computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.

Literaturenoun

Learning; acquaintance with letters or books.

Journalnoun

(engineering) The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.

Literaturenoun

The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period; as, the literature of Biblical criticism; the literature of chemistry.

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Journalverb

To archive or record something.

Literaturenoun

The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres.

Journalverb

To scrapbook.

Literaturenoun

The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work.

‘The origin of all positive science and philosophy, as well as of all literature and art, in the forms in which they exist in civilized Europe, must be traced to the Greeks.’; ‘Learning thy talent is, but mine is sense.’; ‘Some gentlemen, abounding in their university erudition, fill their sermons with philosophical terms.’;

Journalverb

To insert (a shaft, etc.) in a journal bearing.

Literaturenoun

creative writing of recognized artistic value

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Journaladjective

Daily; diurnal.

‘Whiles from their journal labors they did rest.’;

Literaturenoun

the humanistic study of a body of literature;

‘he took a course in Russian lit’;

Journalnoun

A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.

Literaturenoun

published writings in a particular style on a particular subject;

‘the technical literature’; ‘one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature’;

Journalnoun

That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey.

Literaturenoun

the profession or art of a writer;

‘her place in literature is secure’;

Journalnoun

That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft, axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See Illust. of Axle box.

Literaturenoun

written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit

‘a great work of literature’;

Journalnoun

a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

Literaturenoun

books and writings published on a particular subject

‘the literature on environmental epidemiology’;

Journalnoun

a periodical dedicated to a particular subject;

‘he reads the medical journals’;

Literaturenoun

leaflets and other printed matter used to advertise products or give advice

‘advertising and promotional literature’;

Journalnoun

a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

Literature

Literature broadly is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded to include oral literature, much of which has been transcribed.

Journalnoun

a record book as a physical object

Journalnoun

the part of the axle contained by a bearing

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