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Literal Meaning

The term "literal meaning" denotes that all words are in strict accordance with their original meanings. "Literal" is the opposite of "figurative".

Examples:

The comedian died on the stage. (literal meaning - he actually died)
The comedian died on the stage. (figurative meaning - the audience did not find him funny)  
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