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You looked for literal. (Literal is a word used in talking about language to mean 'not figurative'.) AWE has different pages that may help you.
- There is a more detailed note about the distinction between litral and figurative at literal - figurative
- There is a note about professional printers' use of the word literal at Typo.
- There is a note on a spelling confusion at Literal – littoral
For a common misuse of this word, see literally.