word-for-word


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word for word

adv.
In exactly the same words; verbatim.

word′-for-word′ adj.
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word-for-word

adj
1. using one word in a new text for each corresponding word in the original, rather than expressing the general sense
2. reproducing every word of the original
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word-for-word

adjective
Employing the very same words as another:
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A few weeks ago, the Fars news agency embarrassed itself when its English language service lifted almost word-for-word a story that appeared in the Onion, a satirical weekly.
AT&T will provide both Text Telephone (TTY) services where users communicate through trained relay operators, and Captioned Telephone (CapTel) services, where users can listen and read word-for-word captions of the phone conversations.
Ten minutes later, anyone who had switched over to Phil Upton's show on BBC WM would then have heard Digby repeating his mantra about the need for councils to provide value for money in almost word-for-word terms.