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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.

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.
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. 2018

Related Words for verbatim

accurately, direct, directly, literally, precisely, literatim, sic

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British Dictionary definitions for verbatim


adverb, adjective
  1. 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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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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