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Exact meaning

exact - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; " a precise image"; " a precise measurement"
  2. 2. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts.
  3. 3. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact.
  4. 4. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
  5. 5. To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one.
  6. 6. To practice exaction.
  7. 7. Exaction.
  8. 8. Exastness.
  9. 9. Precise; careful; certain.
  10. 10. To demand; compel; extory.

exact - examples of usage

  1. He was trying to recall the exact words in which he had made his proposal to Mary. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Old Harry Hodson made the money, yet he could not have done it had he not married the exact woman. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The shipping master did not see that what I had paid was the exact sum entered in the account of wages. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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