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ɪgˈzækt liExact·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precisely, exactly, justadverb

    indicating exactness or preciseness

    "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"

  2. precisely, exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the buttonadverb

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

  3. precisely, incisively, exactlyadverb

    in a precise manner

    "she always expressed herself precisely"


  1. exactlyadverb

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactlyadverb

    Used to provide emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactlyadverb

    in an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely

Editors Contribution

  1. exactlyadverb

    In an exact manner.

    We have identical goals in our marriage that are exactly aligned therefore we achieve easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exactly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1118

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exactly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #458

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Exactly' in Adverbs Frequency: #96

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exactly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Exactly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Exactly in a Sentence

  1. Clackamas County Sheriff -RRB-:

    Ive been told that there were numerous weapons, swords, things of that nature in the residence, the investigators are trying to determine what exactly was used to kill each person.

  2. Rodolphe Debord:

    These thieves knew exactly what monkeys they wanted to steal, there are two possibilities. Either a collector or the black market for new types of pets.

  3. Lucien Smithers:

    They don't have any car parking because( people) don't have cars anymore, they have space for bicycles. There's a big living area, and you know to be honest, you don't need a bath in your bathroom... a wet room is exactly what's required.

  4. Nico Rosberg:

    The track looks great, the place is great. A little bit of a concern with those run-offs. There are two or three which are really not looking good. That’s not great, i really trust the (governing) FIA to get the job done, they have all the calculations and simulations. They know exactly the speeds.

  5. Mike Rogers:

    But I think it was the right decision to make ... The President made the call, the tough call that it was worth the risk. And I think he was exactly right.

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