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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being literal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being literal; literal import.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being literal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. adhereing to the concrete construal of something


literal +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)



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