Link to this page adjective: becoming relative to, conforming to, or upholding the precise or primary concept of a word or terms. sentence after sentence; verbatim: a literal translation. preventing exaggeration, metaphor, or decoration; factual; prosaic: a literal description; a literal head. comprising, making use of, or expressed by letters: literal notation. Conforming or restricted to the best, nonfigurative, or most obvious concept of a word or terms. just as stated; read or comprehended without additional interpretation; in accordance with the letter or spoken appearance; genuine; not figurative or metaphorical. following page or exact terms; maybe not no-cost; perhaps not taking liberties. comprising, or expressed by, letters. based on the page or spoken appearance; real; maybe not figurative or metaphorical. following page or precise terms; not free. Consisting of, or expressed by, letters. Giving a strict or literal building; unimaginative; matter-of-fact; -- put on persons. preventing embellishment or exaggeration (used for focus) without explanation or decoration becoming or reflecting the fundamental or genuine personality of something limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text View More noun: Computer Science A letter or image that stands for itself as opposed to a feature, function, or entity of it in a programming language: $ are emblematic that is the end of a line, but as a literal, its a dollar indication. A value, as opposed to an identifier, written to the resource code of a computer program. Literal definition. Literal definition. In printing, a literal error; that's, a wrongly put letter; a misprint. a mistake in printed matter resulting from technical failures of some sort View More others: comprising, expressed by, or representing letters; alphabetic. in line with the page of spoken phrase. Following the letter or specific words. precise; specifically, mechanically exact: as, the too literal execution of an order. Characterized by a propensity to respect every little thing in a matter-of-fact, unimaginative way: as, a really literal individual. Synonyms See spoken. Affecting or concerning a letter: since, literal mistakes, literal rhymes. View More Related Sources Definition for "literal" becoming relative to, conforming to, or upholding the… View More Sentence for "literal" The multinational energy and oil giant… View More Quotes for "literal" Synonym for "literal" Antonym for "literal" Phrases for "literal" Rhyme for "literal" Hypernym for "literal" Cross Reference for "literal" Equivalent for "literal" Etymologically Related for "literal" Same Context for "literal"