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ad libitum

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

Definition of ad libitum

  1. :  ad lib <rats fed ad libitum>

Origin and Etymology of ad libitum

New Latin, in accordance with desire


First Known Use: 1610


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ad libitum

adjective ad li·bi·tum

Definition of ad libitum

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

Circa 1801

First Known Use of ad libitum

circa 1801


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ad libitum

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

Medical Definition of ad libitum

  1. :  ad lib


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