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Ad libitum

Definition of the adverb ad libitum

What does ad libitum mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. without advance preparation

Definition of the noun ad libitum

What does ad libitum mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun ad libitum

Glossary of sports

used for referring to food intake that is not controlled b y a strict nutritional plan (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Ad Libitum is a musical group.


  1. "ad libitum" is a musical album of Fermáta.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  2. "ad libitum" is a musical album of Bruno Sanfilippo.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  3. "Ad Libitum" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Ad libitum is Latin for "at one's pleasure"; it is often shortened to "ad lib" or "ad-lib". The roughly synonymous phrase a bene placito is less common but, in its Italian form a piacere, entered the musical lingua franca.
  2. Ad libitum is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

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Google previewSlang. A dictionary of the turf, the ring, the chase, the pit, of bon-ton, and the varieties of life, forming the completest and most authentic lexicon balatronicum ... of the sporting world, etc (1823)

by Jon BEE (pseud. [i.e. John Badcock.])

Ad libitum—used in music, for to play or sing as the per- former's ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

Compare CHRONIC CONDITION ad lib See AD LIBITUM ad lib feeder An animal feeder designed in such a way that the animal may obtain food whenever desired . ad lib sampling, opportunistic sampling In the context of studying behaviour, ...

Google previewSportman's Slang; a New Dictionary of Terms Used in the Affairs of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase and the Cock-pit; with Those of Bon-ton and the Varieties of Life (etc.) (1825)

by John Bee

Ad libitum—used in music, for to play or sing as the performer's fancy and powers lead him. “Ad libitum,' a ba gelding, ran at Aberystwith, 1822. Adlibitum is also hig flash for “freedom of the Will.' Fine fellows with frogbuttons, and halfpay-men ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

ad libitum. ad libitum without restraint. a. l. feeding food available atalltimes with the quantity and frequency of consumption being the free choice of the animal. ada-a see Morinda ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Music ... Second edition, with additions and improvements (1806)

by Thomas BUSBY

AD LIBITUM, or Ad Lib. (Lat.) At discretion; At ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

AD LIBITUM, at pleasure. These words, written on the title page of a composition, as, " A Sonata for the Piano ...

Google previewAn etymological dictionary (1821)

by William Grimshaw

AD LIBITUM. At pleasure. L. ad, to, libitum, the will. ADMINISTER. v. To give ; to perform. L. adminis- tro; from ad, to, and ministro, to attend.

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

SEE: ad libitum. ad libitum (ad libı ̆-tu ̆m) [L. ad ...

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