2. adjective [usu ADJ n] A written test or piece of work is one which involves writing rather than doing something practical or giving spoken answers. ⇒ Learners may have to take a written exam before they pass their driving test. ⇒ Amy discovered that the theoretical and written work came easily to her. 3. adjective [ADJ n] A written agreement, rule, or law has been officially written down. ⇒ The newspaper broke a written agreement not to sell certain photographs. ⇒ We're waiting for written confirmation from the Americans.
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