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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of process of making or interpreting something according to the strict meaning of the words.

Usage examples (16)
  • Some reviewers have pointed out that this premise is a kind of literalization of a metaphor or series of metaphors that will feel appropriate and even familiar to most...
  • MC: What about the literalization of metaphor appeals to you?
  • It results in literalization from those that are morally simplistic.
  • We embraced easily defined goals and crystal-clear communication (Ronald Reagan was president, presiding over the literalization of America). for more
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