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verbatim Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
    direct.
    • a direct quotation
    • repeated their dialog verbatim
  2. adverb using exactly the same words
    word for word.
    • he repeated her remarks verbatim
WordNet

Ver*ba"tim adverb
Etymology
LL., fr. L. verbum word.
Definitions
  1. Word for word; in the same words; verbally; as, to tell a story verbatim as another has related it.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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