adverb & adjective
In exactly the same words as were used originally: [as adverb]: subjects were instructed to recall the passage verbatim [as adjective]: your quotations must be verbatim
More example sentences
- The BBC therefore used actors to read the words verbatim over film of the speakers.
- But their notes are a resume of proceedings, not a verbatim account.
- Their responses are logged verbatim and scored according to a complex system designed to point towards personality traits.
late 15th century: from medieval Latin, from Latin verbum 'word'. Compare with literatim.