from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Letter for letter: a word transcribed literatim.

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  • adv. Letter by letter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Letter for letter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Letter for letter; without the change of a letter: usually in the phrase verbatim et literatim

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. letter for letter


Medieval Latin līterātim, litterātim, from Latin littera, lītera, letter; see letter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin litterātim, from littera ("letter"). First Known Use: 1643 (Wiktionary)



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