Definition of letter-for-letter in English:

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letter-for-letter

adjective

Representing the exact form of an original text; exactly copied: a letter-for-letter transliteration of the Greek
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  • Finally, the narrative switches over to following the book letter-for-letter, and we get a strikingly faithful re-creation of the cartoon.
  • The universal genetic code allows us to make letter-for-letter textual comparisons across plants, snails and bacteria, as well as vertebrates.
  • The most scrupulous care was taken to copy the Torah, letter for letter.
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