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Literal: An object that can be constructed using special syntax. The most basic types of literals are numbers and strings. A number or string in a Ruby program will automatically construct Numeric or String objects. More complex examples are the regular expression literal which will generate a Regexp object and the hash literal which will generate a Hash object. Literals must be programmed directly into the language syntax, so only literals for the language's included types can exist.

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