Origin of verbatimLate Middle English from Medieval Latin from Classical Latin verbum, word
An example of verbatim is when you quote someone exactly without changing anything.
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 .
- Transcripts include verbatim communication featured on the show and differ from scripts in that they reflect any ad-libs or changes actors or actresses make during a specific scene.
- Try to remember that although wedding speeches require preparation, they shouldn't be pendantic.Type out your speech if you need to, but try not to read it verbatim.
- If you plan to send more than one personal card and want to copy verses verbatim, then lyrics or verses that were written and published before 1923 are the best choice.
- Most of the matter is taken verbatim from the note-book of one of his students.
- She had seen the movie so many times that she could quote it verbatim along with the characters.