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What is the meaning of Verbatim?

Asked by Rahul Setia, Last updated: Feb 03, 2020

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W.Willow

W.Willow

Answered Jan 26, 2020

Verbatim is a shortcut that states that you are using the exact same words that have been previously said. This means that you are repeating the same words word-for-word. One example wherein the word verbatim can be used is when you say, “She had read that book so many times that she can recite the words verbatim.”

This means that she had read the book so many times already that she can recite all of the lines of the characters without even looking at the book, and she will not make any mistake with the words that will be used. They say that the word “verbatim” actually comes from the Latin language. Verbatim means “word.”

 

A. Lucius

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A. Lucius, Senior Content writer, Diploma in Literature, Dover, Delaware

Answered Jan 09, 2020

Verbatim is defined as a precise repetition without changing the words. Verbatim can also be an adjective or following the exact words and rarer noun referring to an account, report, or translation, which follows the original with absolutely no alterations. It is a powerful word for its precision.

Writing something down literally means that you depend entirely on the first document. Verbatim transcription encapsulates every word (not paraphrased). A correct verbatim transcript is identical to a verbatim transcript except that we also transcribe a representation of all the “uhms" and "uhs."

 

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