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literal error
  • n  a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
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literal interpretation
  • n  an interpretation based on the exact wording
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literalism
  • n  the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
  • n  a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense
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literalness
  • n  adhereing to the concrete construal of something
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literary agent
  • n  an agent who represents an author in dealings with publishers
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literary argument
  • n  a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
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literary criticism
  • n  a written evaluation of a work of literature
  • n  the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
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literary pirate
  • n  someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
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literature
  • n  creative writing of recognized artistic value
  • n  the humanistic study of a body of literature
  • n  published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
    the technical literature
    one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature
  • n  the profession or art of a writer
    her place in literature is secure
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lithane
  • n  a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
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litheness
  • n  the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
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