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artistic license


the freedom to create an artwork, musical work, or piece of writing based on the artist's interpretation and mainly for effect; also called poetic license , etc.


Artistic license often provokes controversy by offending those who resent the reinterpretation of cherished beliefs or previous works.

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  • By a striking exercise of artistic license the sticks were ponies, cows, and dogs, and the pebbles were sheep.

artistic license in Technology

The open source license applicable to Perl.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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