ad libitum


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ad lib·i·tum

 (ăd lĭb′ĭ-təm)
adj.
1. Music At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.
2. Of or relating to a diet in which the amount of food is not restricted.
adv.
1. Music At the discretion of the performer: repeat ad libitum.
2. Without restriction; freely: mice that were fed ad libitum.

[Latin ad, according to + libitum, past participle of libēre, to please.]

ad libitum

(ˈlɪbɪtʊm; -təm)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) at the performer's discretion. Often shortened to: ad lib
[see ad-lib]

ad lib•i•tum

(æd ˈlɪb ɪ təm)
adj., adv.
(used as a musical direction) at one's pleasure; not obligatory or indispensable.
[1695–1705; < Latin]

ad libitum

at the performer’s discretion
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Adv.1.ad libitum - without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"
Translations

ad libitum

adv (Mus) → ad libitum, in freiem Tempo
References in classic literature ?
The movement was obliged to be in triple time; the rest was ad libitum.
Didn't they steal sips of tea, stuff gingerbread ad libitum, get a hot biscuit apiece, and as a crowning trespass, didn't they each whisk a captivating little tart into their tiny pockets, there to stick and crumble treacherously, teaching them that both human nature and a pastry are frail?
We then spoke of the great beauty and importance of Democracy, and were at much trouble in impressing the Count with a due sense of the advantages we enjoyed in living where there was suffrage ad libitum, and no king.
In the comparative slaughter trial, six ewes were randomly selected to slaughtered as baseline group (0th day of the experiment), the remaining twenty-four ewes were randomly assigned to three nutrition treatments based on levels of dry matter intake (DMI), which were ad libitum group (AL, n = 12), low restricted group (LR, restricted to 65% of ad libitum, n = 6) and high restricted group (HR, restricted to 50% of ad libitum intake, n = 6).
Appetite levels and consumption of calories and macronutrients at the early evening ad libitum buffet were comparable between groups.
Normal-weight participants consumed comparable energy in the ad libitum meal and in their total daily intake in the three interventions.
Days 1-4 of the study served as a baseline, during which participants became acclimated to the research unit and received training on study procedures and neurocognitive tasks; ad libitum cannabis smoking was allowed from 1200 to 2300 each day.
Generally, feed allocations are 60-80% or 25-50% less than the bird would consume ad libitum during rearing and laying, respectively [2].
1996), we provided birds with a commercial, pelletized, upland-gamebird feed ad libitum for 4 weeks before the first feeding trial.
Both groups were instructed to maintain their body weight by reducing ad libitum intake by an amount equal to the energy intake of the smoothies.
Los tratamientos fueron: 1) testigo sin suplementacion, 2) suplementacion diaria 1% del peso vivo (PV), 3) suplementacion restringida en autoconsumo 1% PV con recarga semanal del comedero, 4) suplementacion ad libitum en autoconsumo.
We used ad libitum and behaviour sampling rules (Martin and Bateson 1986), both of which are adequate for rare behaviors and/or opportunistic records, throughout the observations.