Literality Lit`er*al"i*ty (l[i^]t`[~e]r*[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. litt['e]ralit['e].] The state or quality of being literal. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • literality — index connotation, content (meaning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • literality — [lit΄ər al′ə tē] n. pl. literalities 1. the state or quality of being literal 2. a literal meaning or interpretation …   English World dictionary

  • literality — literal ► ADJECTIVE 1) using or interpreting words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory. 2) (of a translation) representing the exact words of the original text. 3) free from distortion. 4) informal absolute (used for… …   English terms dictionary

  • literality — noun see literal I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • literality — /lit euh ral i tee/, n., pl. literalities. 1. the quality or state of being literal; literalness. 2. a literal interpretation. [1640 50; LITERAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • literality — noun The condition of being literal …   Wiktionary

  • literality — n. quality of being literal; literalness; interpretation based on exact wording; literal interpretation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • literality — lit·er·al·i·ty …   English syllables

  • literality — /lɪtəˈræləti/ (say lituh raluhtee) noun (plural literalities) 1. the quality of being literal. 2. a literal interpretation …   Australian English dictionary

  • literality — ˌlid.əˈraləd.ē, ˌlitə , ətē, i noun ( es) : literalness …   Useful english dictionary

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