- Verbatim is defined as an exact repetition without changing the words.
An example of verbatim is when you quote someone exactly without changing anything.
Origin of verbatimLate Middle English ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Latin verbum, word
Origin of verbatimMiddle English, from Medieval Latin verbātim, from Latin verbum, word; see verb.
- Word for word; in exactly the same words as were used originally.
- I have copied his speech and here it is, verbatim.
- A word-for-word report of a speech.
Attested in English since 1481 (therefore considered a Middle English derivation by some ): from Medieval Latin verbÄtim , from Latin verb(um) + -Ätim, adverbial suffix .