Ad-libitum Definition

ăd lĭbĭ-təm
At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.
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Of or relating to a diet in which the amount of food is not restricted.
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At the discretion of the performer.
Repeat ad libitum.
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At (one's) pleasure; as one pleases.
Webster's New World
Without restriction; freely.
Mice that were fed ad libitum.
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Origin of Ad-libitum

  • Latin ad according to libitum past participle of libēre to please

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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