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[ver-bey-tim] /vərˈbeɪ tɪm/
in exactly the same words; word for word:
to repeat something verbatim.
corresponding word for word to the original source or text:
a verbatim record of the proceedings.
skilled at recording or noting down speeches, proceedings, etc., with word-for-word accuracy:
a verbatim stenographer.
Origin of verbatim
1475-85; < Medieval Latin verbātim, equivalent to verb(um) word + -ātim adv. suffix

verbatim et literatim

[wer-bah-tim et lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim et lit-uh-rey-tim] /wɛrˈbɑ tɪm ɛt ˌli tɛˈrɑ tɪm; English vərˈbeɪ tɪm ɛt ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/
word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words.
Also, verbatim ac literatim
[wer-bah-tim ahk lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim ak lit-uh-rey-tim] /wɛrˈbɑ tɪm ɑk ˌli tɛˈrɑ tɪm; English vərˈbeɪ tɪm æk ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/ (Show IPA)
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Examples from the web for verbatim
  • What the video does is give me almost verbatim what was written in the paper article.
  • For those who can't be bothered to read the whole paper, here are the other findings, quoted verbatim.
  • Some of the outline's language appeared verbatim in the final journal article.
  • One scene from the book is played almost verbatim in the film.
  • Attends court and makes a verbatim record of all proceedings.
  • Position performs stenographic work in recording and transcribing verbatim court proceedings, hearings and conferences.
British Dictionary definitions for verbatim


adverb, adjective
using exactly the same words; word for word
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin: word by word, from Latin verbum word
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Word Origin and History for verbatim

late 15c., from Medieval Latin verbatim "word for word," from Latin verbum "word" (see verb).

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