• (RP) IPA: /vɜːˈbeɪ.tɪm/
  • (America) IPA: /vɚˈbeɪ.tɪm/

verbatim (not comparable)

  1. Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.
    I have copied his speech verbatim, so this is exactly what he said, word for word.
    • 1971, Denis Mahon, Studies in Seicento Art and Theory, p317
      […] in several instances Mancini’s text is virtually reproduced verbatim by Bellori.120
  2. (obsolete) Orally; verbally.
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verbatim (not comparable)

  1. (of a document) Corresponding with the original word for word.
    • Date unknown: Joint Committee on Printing Congress of the United States, General Statement of Procedure for Verbatim Reporting of Proceedings in Senate Chamber, page five:
    • 1917, Andreĭ Ivanovich Shingarev, Russia and Her Allies: Extract from the Verbatim Report of the Imperial Duma, IVth Session, 16th Sitting, page 3:
    • 2002, Michael Quim Patton, Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods, p381
      Ironically, verbatim note taking can interfere with listening attentively.
  2. (of a person) Able to take down a speech word for word, especially in shorthand.
    • U.S. Department of Labor's description of court reporter's job:
      Some States require voice writers to pass a test and to earn State licensure. As a substitute for State licensure, the National Verbatim Reporters Association offers three national certifications to voice writers: Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR), the Certificate of Merit (CM), and Real-Time Verbatim Reporter (RVR). Earning these certifications is sufficient to be licensed in States where the voice method of court reporting is permitted.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: досло́вный
  • Spanish: literal

verbatim (plural verbatims)

  1. A word-for-word report of a speech.

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