ad libitum

adverb
ad li·bi·tum | \(ˌ)ad-ˈli-bə-təm \

Definition of ad libitum 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: ad lib rats fed ad libitum

ad libitum

adjective

Definition of ad libitum (Entry 2 of 2)

: omissible according to a performer's wishes used as a direction in music — compare obbligato entry 1

First Known Use of ad libitum

Adverb

1606, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad libitum

Adverb

borrowed from Medieval Latin, "in accordance with one's wishes"

Adjective

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ad libitum

adverb
ad li·bi·tum | \(ˈ)ad-ˈlib-ət-əm \

Medical Definition of ad libitum 

: ad lib

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