writ·​ten ˈri-tᵊn How to pronounce written (audio)
: made or done in writing
a written contract/agreement
Applications for property and liability insurance may be either oral or written.Robert I. Mehr

Examples of written in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the violation of X’s written policy, Musk insisted the documentary stay up. Bykylie Robison, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2024 Vidal eventually won the suit, but settled for a written apology. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 3 Feb. 2024 The Court’s 5-4 decision lifting the injunction was issued without an opinion, and without a written dissent. The Editors, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 In some districts, students without written consent cannot get even a Band-Aid or ice pack after a fall, and must be sent home. Dana Goldstein, Sun Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 Death investigation experts say these mistakes are preventable, the result of coroners and medical examiners with no written next-of-kin notification policies. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 19 Dec. 2023 In a written response, Col. Doug Pentecost, deputy program executive officer for the Assured Access to Space program office, did not come right out and say that ULA won fewer contracts. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 2 Nov. 2023 In a written response, Tetrick said that the company does not share investor terms publicly. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 Chen said Graham never provided her with a written summary of the investigation or its conclusions. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of written was in the 14th century

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“Written.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/written. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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