Literature vs Theater - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between literature and theater

is that literature is the body of all written works while theater is theater, theatre.

literature

English

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Alternative forms

* literatuer (obsolete)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The body of all written works.
  • The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture.
  • All the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
  • *
  • The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?? The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
  • Written fiction of a high standard.
  • However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature , because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008

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    theater

    English

    Alternative forms

    * theatre (standard spelling in all English-speaking countries except the USA)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place or building, consisting of a stage and seating, in which an audience gathers to watch plays, musical performances, public ceremonies, and so on.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • The theater is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, it is also the return of art to life.
  • A region where a particular action takes place; a specific field of action, usually with reference to war.
  • His grandfather was in the Pacific theater during the war.
  • A lecture theatre.
  • (medicine) An operating theatre or locale for human experimentation.
  • This man is about to die, get him into theater at once!
  • (US) A cinema.
  • We sat in the back row of the theater and threw popcorn at the screen.
  • Drama or performance as a profession or artform.
  • I worked in the theater for twenty-five years.

    Usage notes

    * The spelling (theatre) is the main spelling in British English, with (theater) being rare. * In United States English, (theater) accounts for about 80 percent of usage in the major corpus of usage, COCA.

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