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ad lib

 (ăd lĭb′)
adv.
In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.

[Short for ad libitum.]
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ad lib

(æd ˈlɪb, ˈæd)
n.
1. something improvised in speech, music, etc.
adv.
2. at one's pleasure; without restriction.
3. freely; as needed.
[1810–20; see ad libitum]

ad-lib

(ædˈlɪb, ˈæd-)

v. -libbed, -lib•bing,
adj. v.t.
1. to improvise all or part of (a speech, a piece of music, etc.).
v.i.
2. to act, speak, etc., without preparation.
adj.
3. impromptu; extemporaneous: ad-lib remarks.
[1915–20, Amer.]
ad-lib′ber, n.

ad lib.

ad libitum.
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ad lib

Shortened from ad libitum, a Latin phrase meaning at your pleasure, used to mean spontaneous or improvised.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ad lib - without advance preparation; "he spoke ad lib"
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Translations

ad lib

[ædˈlɪb]
A. ADV [perform, speak] → improvisando; [continue] → a voluntad, a discreción
B. ADJ [production, performance, speech] → improvisado
C. VT [+ music, words etc] → improvisar
D. VI [actor, speaker etc] → improvisar
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Harris said, however, that the river would suit him to a "T." I don't know what a "T" is (except a sixpenny one, which includes bread-and- butter and cake AD LIB., and is cheap at the price, if you haven't had any dinner).
So abangan natin ngayong darating na SONA [The President's point is his pronouncements are felt by the people if these are ad lib or these come straight from his heart.
The authors compared maternal and neonatal outcomes among laboring women permitted ad lib oral intake with those permitted only ice chips.
I soon found out she is as mad on the film as I am - and, if anything, can ad lib better than me these days.
In consideration of (a) the basic experimental operations regarding extinction of the discriminative stimulus functions of nicotine, (b) the theory underlying extinction of interoceptive stimulus control, and (c) the potential clinical relevance regarding DRT and CET, the present investigation sought to extinguish the interoceptive discriminative stimulus function of nicotine with a devalued reinforcer (i.e., while sated under ad lib feeding) and to test recovery following delays after extinction with a devalued reinforcer and a revalued reinforcer (i.e., return to 80% ad lib feeding weight).
The pounds 35 burger on sale at Ad Lib has to be polished off in two hours while the pounds 18.75 Red Dog rival has to go in 10 minutes.
The Musik fur Jagdhdrner, for four E[flat] horns plus (ad lib.) B[flat] Furst Pless Horn and Bb parforcehorn, includes "Pappenheimer Jdgermarsch," by Peter Damm after a Kling duo for two horns and dedicated to the Parforcehorngruppe der Horngesellschaft Bayern, plus three works originally composed by Tyndare Gruyer (1850-1936), noted for his complete method for hunting horn (Methode complete de trompe de chasse).
They randomly assigned patients to one of the following diets: a calorie-restricted, low-carbohydrate diet for two days per week; an 'ad lib' low-carbohydrate diet in which patients were permitted to eat unlimited protein and healthy fats, such as lean meats, olives and nuts, also for two days per week; and a standard, calorie-restricted daily Mediterranean diet for seven days per week.
In chilling letters written behind bars, he describes the shocking crimes as "an ad lib 18-month existential detour".
That show allows them to ad lib some wonderful lines and is arguably the best showcase for their comedic chemistry.
Originally filmed in 1980, the Ad Lib series presents concert television programs of the best jazz, pop, and blues music artists of the modern day.
Foram treinados 20 ratos, mantendo-se um grupo a 80% e outro a 90% do peso ad lib. Os resultados mostraram que o grupo privado de forma mais severa (80% do peso ad lib) apresentou maior espacamento entre respostas, menor taxa de respostas, maior frequencia de reforcamento e menor porcentagem de respostas com espacamento menor do que 3 segundos, ou seja, melhor desempenho.