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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Another study found that cats that demonstrated pica were less commonly fed ad libitum (free choice) than cats that did not.
Of the more abstract preludes, "Libra," a brief piece employing ad libitum time brackets, quickly became a favorite.
Ad libitum, el bitcoin lava dinero, evade a todo fisco, con un sustento ficticio que provoca el inicio de una bomba inflacionaria que le explotara pronto en las entranas de la economia mundial.
It still didn't convince me that the concerto's not really three piano rhapsodies with ad libitum strings, as brass, wind and timpani spend most of their time with arms folded.
En el presente trabajo se logro practicamente el mismo SG en el tratamiento ad libitum y algo menor en el T2 (Tabla 6), con hembras que presentaron CC: 5 al realizarse el SG.
La cana de azucar se ha empleado tradicionalmente en la alimentacion animal en fresco como cana picada y proporcionandose en comederos ad libitum (Figura 1).
The objective of this experiment was to evaluate how feed access (either ad libitum or restricted) affects the feeding value of steam-flaked and dry rolled corn as assessed based on growth-performance measures in feedlot steers.
These levels were based on the feed intake of the goat fed ad libitum, in each block of three goats where the daily intake of the restricted-fed goats within a block was determined by the dry matter intake (DMI) of the goat fed ad libitum within the same block on the previous day.