lit·​er·​a·​tion ˌli-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce literation (audio)
: the representation of sound or words by letters

Word History


Latin littera + English -ation

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of literation was in 1738

Dictionary Entries Near literation

Cite this Entry

“Literation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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