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literality

[ lit-uh-ral-i-tee ]
/ ˌlɪt əˈræl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural lit·er·al·i·ties.
the quality or state of being literal; literalness.
a literal interpretation.
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Origin of literality

First recorded in 1640–50; literal + -ity
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