American English

Definition of written adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] expressed in writing rather than in speech written instructions
  2. 2[usually before noun] (of an exam, a piece of work, etc.) involving writing rather than speaking or practical skills a written test written communication skills
  3. 3[only before noun] in the form of a letter, document, etc. and therefore official a written apology a written contract see also write
  4. Idioms
    the written word
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    language expressed in writing rather than in speech the permanence of the written word
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: written