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literal

adjective     /ˈlɪt.ər.əl/ US  /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ-/
The literal meaning of a word is its original, basic meaning (意义)字面的,根本的 The literal meaning of 'television' is 'seeing from a distance'. television 的字面意思是“从远处看”。 You need to demonstrate to the examiners that you have more than a literal understanding of the text. 你需要向考官表明你对文本的理解没有仅仅停留在字面含义上。 Her translation is too literal (= done one word at a time), resulting in heavy, unnatural prose. 她的译文太拘泥于字面了,结果成了冗长而不自然的散文。 →  Compare figurative Accurate and exact
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