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ad lib

Abbreviation for L. ad libitum, freely, as desired.

ad lib

abbreviation of the Latin phrase ad libitum, meaning to be taken as desired.

ad libitum

(ad lib′ĭ-tŭm) [L. ad libitum, ],

ad lib

As desired, used as a direction in writing prescriptions.
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Wyatt played an ad-lib accompaniment during a poem called Jesus Meets A Parable:
Companies out there should give us older people a chance and not go for the just-out-of-college so called whizz kids, who read from a script because they cannot ad-lib off the cuff.
Making rent with government grants for the disabled and stealing costumes from visiting Chinese opera companies, the Cockettes gave terrible "art" but great revelry: raucous, ad-lib theatricals featuring strategically revealing drag and half-naked kick lines with boobs and genitals flapping in the marijuana smoke.
This means they have to ad-lib and make it up as they go along without stumbling.
When a high-school student asked him a few months back what he'd learned from his years with the World Wrestling Federation, Ventura ticked off lessons valuable to any performer, including a politician: name recognition, the ability to perform in front of a camera, the ability to ad-lib on a live mike.
The setting for this ad-lib is the grim flat of the title character, Travis Bickle, as he prepares for the possible assassination of a presidential candidate.
But savvy insiders know that Gates' inspired ad-lib was actually supplied by American Chuckle, a Milwaukee firm that specializes in clever retorts, cutting remarks, and witty asides.
A spokesman for the Rocky Horror Show said: "I believe the phrase Jason used is a traditional ad-lib in the show.
His ad-lib talent and comedic expertise has charmed thousands of people all over the world.
We were able to integrate text-to-speech in the Remote Access Bridge, a Java application at NC State University, with SpeechKit 5 in no time and run with more voices than we ever imagined," says Sina Bahram, President of Ad-Lib Technology, who also plans to take advantage of the new WinCE edition in Ad-Lib products.
Horrible Bosses 2 Cert 15 THERE are few laughs in this dull sequel to 2011's comedy hit and it feels like it was made in the hope the actors would ad-lib in some humour.
Funnyman: Hugh Dennis hosts an ad-lib show that gives budding comedians a chance to shine.