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One entry found for literal.
Main Entry: lit·er·al
Pronunciation: primarystresslit-schwa-rschwal, primarystressli-trschwal
Function: adjective
1 a : following the ordinary or usual meaning of the words <literal and figurative meanings> b : true to fact : PLAIN, UNADORNED <took the television drama to be the literal truth> c : concerned mainly with facts <a literal-minded person>
2 : of, relating to, or expressed in letters <literal equations>
3 : done word for word : EXACT, VERBATIM <a literal translation>
- lit·er·al·ness noun

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