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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.]
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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]
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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]
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ad libitum

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

adv (Mus) → ad libitum, in freiem Tempo
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