Definition of verbatim in English:

verbatim

Syllabification: ver·ba·tim
Pronunciation: /vərˈbādəm
 
/

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.
Synonyms
word for word, letter for letter, line for line, to the letter, literally, exactly, precisely, accurately, closely, faithfully

Origin

late 15th century: from medieval Latin, from Latin verbum 'word'. Compare with literatim.

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