Associations to the word «Literal»


LITERAL, adjective. Exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation; according to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical.
LITERAL, adjective. Following the letter or exact words; not free; not taking liberties.
LITERAL, adjective. (uncommon) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
LITERAL, adjective. (of a person) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of-fact.
LITERAL, noun. (programming) A value, as opposed to an identifier, written into the source code of a computer program.
LITERAL, noun. (logic) A propositional variable or the negation of a propositional variable.[1]
LITERAL BELIEF, noun. Believing in a statement literally, often referring to Christian belief that the Bible is true, in the literal sense.
LITERAL RULE, noun. (legal) The method of strictly interpreting a statute according unto the meaning, established by convention, of the words used therein.

Dictionary definition

LITERAL, noun. A mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind.
LITERAL, adjective. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma".
LITERAL, adjective. Without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal depiction of the scene before him".
LITERAL, adjective. Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation".
LITERAL, adjective. Avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis); "it's the literal truth".

Wise words

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu