- 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
verbatim et literatim
- word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words.
Examples from the Web for verbatim
Contemporary Examples of verbatim
I have it on good authority these quotes are 100 percent accurate, if not 100 percent verbatim.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
She played the part by reading from a script assembled almost entirely out of verbatim Palin quotes.More Juicy Election Details
The Daily Beast
January 11, 2010
He knew exactly what Raymond had said, maybe not verbatim, but certainly in general.John Grisham's Debut Short Story
October 26, 2009
Historical Examples of verbatim
He did not know what it referred to, and I read it verbatim.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Shakib then proceeds to give us a verbatim report of the interview.The Book of Khalid
Neither elegance of expression nor verbatim repetition is expected.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
Extract, verbatim, from last page but one and the last page.
Bill still listened and the message was repeated, almost verbatim; then silence.Radio Boys Loyalty
- using exactly the same words; word for word
Word Origin for verbatim
late 15c., from Medieval Latin verbatim "word for word," from Latin verbum "word" (see verb).