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May 26, 2008

Friday, 23rd May 2008 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : ver-b�ytim


1. Using exactly the same words

2. In exactly the same words

3. Employing the very same words as another

4. Word for word


15th century - medieval Latin - Latin verbum - word


exact, word for word, precise, literal, letter-perfect, strict, word-perfect


imprecise, corrupt

Contextual Examples:

� True art selects and paraphrases, but seldom gives a verbatim translation.

� This is a verbatim report of the conversation.

� They repeated their dialogue verbatim.

� I'll repeat it verbatim.

� I cannot reproduce it verbatim, for I had no after opportunity of refreshing my memory.

Related Words:

verbal : Adjective

verbalise : Verb

verbalist : Noun

verbalism : Noun

verbiage : Noun

verbose : Adjective


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