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literal/ˈlɪtərəl/adjective
literal
/ˈlɪtərəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of LITERAL  
: involving the ordinary or usual meaning of a word
: giving the meaning of each individual word
: exact
: completely true and accurate: not exaggerated
[more literal; most literal] — used to describe someone who understands words and statements only in the most basic and ordinary way and does not have much imagination

— literalness

/ˈlɪtərəlnəs/noun,[noncount]
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