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English

Etymology

Attested in English since 1481[1] (therefore considered a Middle English derivation by some[2]): from Mediaeval Latin verbātim[1][2][3][4], from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] verb(um)[1][2][3][4] + -ātim, adverbial suffix[4].

Pronunciation

Adverb

verbatim (not comparable)

Positive
verbatim

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.
    I have copied his speech and here it is, verbatim.
    • 1971: Denis Mahon, Studies in Seicento Art and Theory, p317
      …in several instances Mancini’s text is virtually reproduced verbatim by Bellori.120

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Adjective

verbatim (not comparable)

Positive
verbatim

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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, pV
    • 1917: Andreĭ Ivanovich Shingarev, Russia and Her Allies: Extract from the Verbatim Report of the Imperial Duma, IV th Session, 16 th Sitting, p3
    • 2002: Michael Quim Patton, Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods, p381
      Ironically, verbatim note taking can interfere with listening attentively.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.

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Noun

Singular
verbatim

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

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References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1·1)

Latin

Etymology

From verbum + -ātim, adverbial suffix.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /werˈbaː.tim/

Adverb

verbātim (not comparable)
  1. verbatim, word for word

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