VS.

Literal vs. Typo

Published:

Literaladjective

Exactly as stated; read or understood without additional interpretation; according to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical.

‘The literal translation is “hands full of bananas” but it means empty-handed.’;

Typonoun

A typographical error.

Literaladjective

Following the letter or exact words; not free; not taking liberties.

‘A literal reading of the law would prohibit it, but that is clearly not the intent.’;

Typonoun

A compositor; a typographer.

Literaladjective

(uncommon) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.

‘a literal equation’;

Typoverb

To make a typographical error.

ADVERTISEMENT

Literaladjective

(of a person) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of-fact.

Typonoun

A compositor.

Literaladjective

(proscribed) Used non-literally as an intensifier; see literally for usage notes.

‘Telemarketers are the literal worst.’;

Typonoun

a typographical error; an error in typing, printing, etc.

Literalnoun

A misprint (or occasionally a scribal error) that affects a letter.

Typonoun

a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

ADVERTISEMENT

Literalnoun

(programming) A value, as opposed to an identifier, written into the source code of a computer program.

Literalnoun

(logic) A propositional variable or the negation of a propositional variable. Wp

Literaladjective

According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.

‘It hath but one simple literal sense whose light the owls can not abide.’;

Literaladjective

Following the letter or exact words; not free.

‘A middle course between the rigor of literal translations and the liberty of paraphrasts.’;

Literaladjective

Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.

‘The literal notation of numbers was known to Europeans before the ciphers.’;

Literaladjective

Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of-fact; - applied to persons.

ADVERTISEMENT

Literalnoun

Literal meaning.

Literalnoun

a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Literaladjective

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;

‘her actual motive’; ‘a literal solitude like a desert’; ‘a genuine dilemma’;

Literaladjective

without interpretation or embellishment;

‘a literal translation of the scene before him’;

Literaladjective

limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text;

‘a literal translation’;

Literaladjective

lacking stylistic embellishment;

‘a literal description’; ‘wrote good but plain prose’; ‘a plain unadorned account of the coronation’; ‘a forthright unembellished style’;

Literaladjective

of the clearest kind; usually used for emphasis;

‘it's the literal truth’; ‘a matter of investment, pure and simple’;

Literaladjective

(of a translation) corresponding word for word with the original;

‘literal translation of the article’; ‘an awkward word-for-word translation’;

Typo Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons