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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lit·er·ary /ˈlɪtəˌrɛri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·er·a·ry a.
 1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.
    He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit.   --Johnson.
 2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.
    In the literary as well as fashionable world.   --Mason.
 Literary property. (a) Property which consists in written or printed compositions. (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of literature; "literary
      2: knowledgeable about literature; "a literary style" [syn: well-written]
      3: appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or
         writing; "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an
         affected literary style"