gray literature

noun

Definition of gray literature

: written material (such as a report) that is not published commercially or is not generally accessible

Examples of gray literature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no gray literature now: Everything is a magnet for immediate attention and misunderstanding. James Heathers, The Atlantic, 23 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of gray literature

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gray literature was in 1975

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“Gray literature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gray%20literature. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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