from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word: a verbatim report of the conversation.
- adv. In exactly the same words; word for word: repeated their dialogue verbatim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.
- adj. Corresponding with the original word for word.
- adj. Able to take down a speech word for word, especially in shorthand.
- n. A word-for-word report of a speech.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Word for word; in the same words; verbally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Word for word; in exactly the same words: sometimes extended into the phrase verbatim, literatim, et punctatin, word for word, letter for letter, and point for point, as in the most exact transcription, in bibliography, etc.
- By word of mouth; orally; verbally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. using exactly the same words
- adj. in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
Middle English, from Medieval Latin verbātim, from Latin verbum, word; see verb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attested in English since 1481 (therefore considered a Middle English derivation by some): from Medieval Latin verbātim, from Latin verb(um) + -ātim, adverbial suffix. (Wiktionary)