literal interpretation

literal interpretation
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  • literal interpretation — noun an interpretation based on the exact wording • Hypernyms: ↑interpretation • Hyponyms: ↑letter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Literal and figurative language — Literal and Figurative Languages have been divided into two separate classes by more traditional systems for analyzing language. In short, literal language refers to facts without any exaggerations or alterations of the subject at hand while… …   Wikipedia

  • Literal — may refer to:*Literal and figurative language, taken in a non figurative sense. *Literal translation, the close adherence to the forms of a source language text. *Terminal symbol in regular expressions and in descriptions of formal grammars.… …   Wikipedia

  • literal — I adjective accurate, authentic, careful, close, correct, exact, factual, faithful, faultless, meticulous, precise, rigid, scrupulous, strict, textual, to the letter, true, true to fact, truthful, unchanged, uncorrupted, undeviating, undistorted …   Law dictionary

  • interpretation — The art or process of discovering and ascertaining the meaning of a statute, will, contract, or other written document. The discovery and representation of the true meaning of any signs used to convey ideas. It is said to be either legal, which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • interpretation — The art or process of discovering and ascertaining the meaning of a statute, will, contract, or other written document. The discovery and representation of the true meaning of any signs used to convey ideas. It is said to be either legal, which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • literal — adj. & n. adj. 1 taking words in their usual or primary sense without metaphor or allegory (literal interpretation). 2 following the letter, text, or exact or original words (literal translation; a literal transcript). 3 (in full literal minded)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Interpretation — Distinguish from interpenetration. Interpreter, interpreting, interpretation can mean:The term interpretation may refer to: *Formal interpretation an abstract model. * Logical interpretation the assignment of meaning to the symbols used in formal …   Wikipedia

  • interpretation — noun 1. a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something (Freq. 11) • Syn: ↑reading, ↑version • Derivationally related forms: ↑interpret • Hypernyms: ↑representation, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • literal rule — the rule of statutory interpretation that demands that a statute be interpreted according to its very words regardless of result and regardless of any attempt that can be made to find the intention of the legislator; thus no dogs allowed… …   Law dictionary

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