Definitions for exactness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. strictly accurate or correct:

    an exact description.

  2. precise, as opposed to approximate:

    the exact date.

  3. admitting of no deviation, as laws or discipline; strict or rigorous.

  4. capable of the greatest precision:

    exact instruments.

  5. characterized by or using strict accuracy:

    an exact thinker.

  6. (v.t.)to call for, demand, or require:

    to exact respect.

  7. to force or compel the payment, yielding, or performance of:

    to exact a ransom.

Origin of exact:

1400–50; late ME < L exāctus, orig. ptp. of exigere to drive out, enforce, exact =ex-ex -1+-igere, comb. form of agere to drive, do, act


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exactness, exactitude(noun)

    the quality of being exact

    "he demanded exactness in all details"; "a man of great exactitude"


  1. exactness(Noun)

    The state of being exact

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactness(noun)

    the condition of being exact; accuracy; nicety; precision; regularity; as, exactness of jurgement or deportment

  2. Exactness(noun)

    careful observance of method and conformity to truth; as, exactness in accounts or business

Anagrams of exactness

  1. exsecants

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