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  1. in exactly the same words; word for word: to repeat something verbatim.
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  1. corresponding word for word to the original source or text: a verbatim record of the proceedings.
  2. 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

verbatim et literatim

[wer-bah-tim et lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim et lit-uh-rey-tim]
adverb Latin.
  1. word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words.
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Also ver·ba·tim ac li·te·ra·tim [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/.
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adverb, adjective
  1. using exactly the same words; word for word
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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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