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Writing is a medium of human
communication that represents language and emotion through
the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most
languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken
language. Writing is not a language but a form of
technology. Within a language system, writing relies on many
of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary,
grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system
of signs or symbols, usually in the form of a formal
The result of writing is generally
called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader.
Motivations for writing include publication, storytelling,
correspondence and diary. Writing has been instrumental in
keeping history, dissemination of knowledge through the
media and the formation of legal systems. It is also an
important medium of expressing oneself by way of written
words as do authors, poets and the like.