Figurative [fig-yer-uh-tiv] (adjective)
- metaphorical, based on figures of speech
Literal [lit-er-uhl] (adjective)
- limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
Figurative and Literal Word Usage:
- A figurative meaning of the words “Higher Education” is not to climb on the top of cupboard and study.
- A figurative meaning of the words is one that is not literal
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