literation

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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