[ 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

Definition for verbatim (2 of 2)

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 /

adverb Latin.

word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words.
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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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