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letter-for-letter

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Definition of letter-for-letter in English:

adjective

Representing the exact form of an original text; exactly copied: a letter-for-letter transliteration of the Greek
More example sentences
  • The most scrupulous care was taken to copy the Torah, letter for letter.
  • On Friday, September 1, 2000, I began retyping the day's New York Times, word for word, letter for letter, from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner, page by page.
  • Since the data is matched letter for letter, it must appear in exactly the same form every time it is entered, or else it will be missed in a cross-check.

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