(idiomatic) Using exactly the same words (as were originally used).
His essay was a word-for-word copy of one on the Internet.
Word-for-word Sentence Examples
Accordingly so much of St Mark's Gospel has been taken over word for word in the Gospels of St Luke and St Matthew that, if every copy of it had perished, we could still reconstruct large portions of it by carefully comparing their narratives.
This document was transmitted almost word for word to Vienna as the Russian proposals.
In this as in the previous studies a compendium is learned by heart, and explanations are given from commentaries and noted down by the students word for word.
Indeed in some instances the parallels are so close that they are almost word for word.
Work may be plagiarized if it consists of close paraphrase or unacknowledged summary of a source, as well as word-for-word transcription.