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literality

[lit-uh-ral-i-tee] /ˌlɪt əˈræl ɪ ti/
noun, plural literalities.
1.
the quality or state of being literal; literalness.
2.
a literal interpretation.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; literal + -ity
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  • Examines through two experiments people's judgments about the literality of sentences containing figurative language.

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