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- literal (adj.)
- late 14c., "taking words in their natural meaning" (originally in reference to Scripture and opposed to mystical or allegorical), from Old French literal and directly from Late Latin literalis/litteralis "of or belonging to letters or writing," from Latin litera/littera "letter, alphabetic sign; literature, books" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "of or pertaining to alphabetic letters" is from late 15c. Sense of "verbally exact" is attested from 1590s, as is application to the primary sense of a word or passage. Literal-minded is attested from 1791.
- 1. A literal translation of the name Tapies is "walls."
- 2. The literal meaning of the word " cat " is an animal.
- “ 猫 ” 一词的本义是动物.
- 3. This word should not be taken in its literal sense.
- 4. He made a literal interpretation.
- 5. The emergency signal SOS has no literal meaning.
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