written

adjective
writ·​ten | \ ˈri-tᵊn How to pronounce written (audio) \

Definition of written

: made or done in writing a written contract/agreement Applications for property and liability insurance may be either oral or written.— Robert I. Mehr

First Known Use of written

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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written

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of written

: using writing and not speech

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