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[n] a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
[adj] without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal translation of the scene before him"
[adj] (of a translation) corresponding word for word with the original; "literal translation of the article"; "an awkward word-for-word translation"
[adj] limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
[adj] of the clearest kind; usually used for emphasis; "it's the literal truth"; "a matter of investment, pure and simple"
[adj] lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style"
[adj] 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"

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