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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The use of literal or simple expressions, as distinguished from the use of figurative or obscure ones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of literal as opposed to figurative expressions, or of words in clear and definite senses.

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  • the use of literal expressions

    April 14, 2008