Lit´er`al   Pronunciation: lĭt´ẽr`al
a.1.According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
2.Following the letter or exact words; not free.
3.Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
4.Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of-fact; - applied to persons.
Literal contract
(Law) a contract of which the whole evidence is given in writing.
Literal equation
(Math.) an equation in which known quantities are expressed either wholly or in part by means of letters; - distinguished from a numerical equation.
- Bouvier.
n.1.Literal meaning.
Noun1.literal - a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
Adj.1.literal - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
Synonyms: actual, genuine, real
2.literal - without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal translation of the scene before him"
3.literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
4.literal - lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style"
Synonyms: unembellished, plain
5.literal - of the clearest kind; usually used for emphasis; "it's the literal truth"; "a matter of investment, pure and simple"
Synonyms: pure and simple
6.literal - (of a translation) corresponding word for word with the original; "literal translation of the article"; "an awkward word-for-word translation"
Synonyms: word-for-word
(programming)literal - A constant made available to a process, by inclusion in the executable text. Most modern systems do not allow texts to modify themselves during execution, so literals are indeed constant; their value is written at compile-time and is read-only at run time.

In contrast, values placed in variables or files and accessed by the process via a symbolic name, can be changed during execution. This may be an asset. For example, messages can be given in a choice of languages by placing the translation in a file.

Literals are used when such modification is not desired. The name of the file mentioned above (not its content), or a physical constant such as 3.14159, might be coded as a literal. Literals can be accessed quickly, a potential advantage of their use.
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