n. The recording of words or sounds in significant characters; in the most general sense, any use of or method of using letters or other conventional symbols of uttered sounds for the visible preservation or transmission of ideas; specifically, as distinguished from printing, stamping, incision, etc., the act or art of tracing graphic signs by hand on paper, parchment, or any other material, with a pen and ink, style, pencil, or any other instrument; also, the written characters or words; handwriting; chirography.n. The state of being written; recorded form or expression: as, to put a proposition in writing; to commit one's thoughts to writing.n. That which is written, or in a written state; a record made by hand in any way; a paper or instrument wholly or partly in manuscript; an inscription.n. A production of the pen in general; a literary or other composition; any expression of thought in visible words; a scripture.n. The expression of thought by written words; the use of the pen in conveying ideas; literary production.