verbatim

[ ver-bey-tim ]
/ vərˈbeɪ tɪm /

adverb

in exactly the same words; word for word: to repeat something verbatim.

adjective

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.

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Origin of verbatim

1475–85; <Medieval Latin verbātim, equivalent to verb(um) word + -ātim adv. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for verbatim

verbatim
/ (vɜːˈbeɪtɪm) /

adverb, adjective

using exactly the same words; word for word

Word Origin for verbatim

C15: from Medieval Latin: word by word, from Latin verbum word
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