adverb & adjective
- In exactly the same words as were used originally: [as adverb]: subjects were instructed to recall the passage verbatim a verbatim accountMore example sentences
word for word, letter for letter, line for line, to the letter, literally, exactly, precisely, in every detail, closely, faithfully, religiously, rigorously, punctiliously, with strict attention to detail, strictly• rare literatimword for word, letter for letter, line for line, literal, exact, direct, precise, close, faithful, undeviating, strict; unadulterated, unabridged, unvarnished, unembellished
- 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.