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literal

US [ˈlɪt(ə)rəl]
UK ['lɪt(ə)rəl]
  • adj.字面意义的;完全按原文的;缺乏想象力的
  • n.【印】错排
  • Web文字的;字面的;字面量
Plural Form:literals  
literal
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adj.
1.
[ubn]
字面意义的being the basic or usual meaning of a word or phrase
I am not referring to ‘small’ people in the literal sense of the word.
我指的不是字面意义上的“小”人。
The literal meaning of ‘petrify’ is ‘turn to stone’.
petrify 的字面意思是 turn to stone (变成石头)。
2.
[ubn]
完全按原文的that follows the original words exactly
a literal translation
直译
3.
缺乏想象力的lacking imagination
Her interpretation of the music was too literal.
她演奏的音乐太平淡乏味。

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