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Meaning of AD LIB

Pronunciation:  ad 'lib

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  remark made spontaneously without prior preparation; "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"
  2. [adv]  without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"
  3. [adj]  with little or no preparation or forethought; "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"
  4. [adj]  said or done without having been planned or written in advance; "he made a few ad-lib remarks"
  5. [v]  perform without preparation; "he extemporized a speech at the wedding"
 
 Synonyms: ad libitum, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, extemporise, extemporize, impromptu, improvise, improvize, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, spontaneous, spontaneously, unprepared, unrehearsed, unscripted, unwritten
 
 See Also: comment, do, execute, perform, remark

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine, means "at pleasure".
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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