Deutsch: Schreiben / Español: Escritura / Português: Escrita / Français: Écriture / Italiano: Scrittura

Writing is a medium of communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. 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 alphabet. The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader.

In the industrial and industry context, "writing" refers to the process of recording information, usually in the form of text, onto a medium such as paper, electronic devices, or in digital format. Writing is an essential part of many industrial and business processes, and is used to record and communicate information such as instructions, reports, specifications, and contracts.