literal meaning

literal meaning

noun accurate meaning, correct meaning, defined meaning, definition, distinct meaning, exact meaning, explanation, explicit meaning, express meaning, faithful meaning, inflexible meaning, methodical meaning, meticulous meaning, narrow meaning, not subbect to interpretation, ordinary meaning, plain meaning, precise meaning, prescribed meaning, rigid meaning, riggrous meaning, sharply defined, significance, specific meaning, strict meaning, unbending meaning, uncomprooising meaning, unequivocal meaning
Associated concepts: construction, literal contract, literal proof plain meaning rule, rules of statutory, soft plain meaning rule, textualism
See also: connotation, content, meaning
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Suggesting the microphotographic experiments of the nineteenth-century inventors of photography and recalling the founding relation between photography and science, they also point to the physical operations of contact, enlargement, and projection, as well as the literal meaning of transparency in photography--the transparency of plates, slides, and film--and thus to its paradoxical opacity.
49) This exquisite expansion on the original gloss, a visually arresting p oetic miniature, is quintessential peshat, as it aims to clarify the passage's literal meaning in the immediate context of the Wife's biblical portrait.
The literal meaning of the text usually corresponds with comprehension at the textbase level, while the figurative meaning of the text usually corresponds with comprehension at the communication level, more closely related to the situation model.
Cottineau continued, "This part of the survey underscored to us the importance of perceived authenticity, even when literal meaning of the name isn't instantly apparent.
What concerns us here is that Putin, two years ago, when he was prime minister, inaugurated a "bazaar" for weapons in the literal meaning of the word.
Rather than assign physical gestures based on the literal meaning of a person's spoken words, the program focuses on prosody, the combination of vocal rhythm, intonation and stress.
Responding a question he claimed that he did not have any pressure what so ever during the whole process of inquiry, in whole of the corporeal career of my life I never exposed to the literal meaning of word pressure, he emphasized In response to the incisive questions by media he candidly reiterated the he was an inquiry officer, not an investigation officer to lay hands on the culprits, I have subtly dug out the incident to examine every aspect he made clear adding absence of SHO did not matter in the inquiry process.
The literal meaning of voyeur is "one who sees" and we all know Wenger never sees anything.
The Italian "antipasto" is almost invariably translated as "before the pasta" - but its literal meaning is "before the meal".
My definition of poetry is any time your words transcend their literal meaning to give someone a heightened perspective,'' DeCenzo said.
I felt an urgent need to include directly in my art everything that I saw and heard, felt and learned, taking as my starting point the literal meaning of the word de-coll/age--to apply that concept to the frank, distorted forms of mobile fragments of reality--that is, to happenings.
not to be judged as literary artifacts" (ix), they are quite sensitive to the Latin and manage to convey in clear and unstilted English something of the flavor of the text as well as the literal meaning.