What does exact mean?

Definitions for exact
ɪgˈzæktex·act

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exact(adj)

    marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

    "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"

  2. accurate, exact, precise(verb)

    (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

    "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"

  3. demand, exact(verb)

    claim as due or just

    "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

  4. claim, take, exact(verb)

    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

    "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

Wiktionary

  1. exact(Verb)

    To demand and enforce the payment or performance of.

  2. exact(Verb)

    To make desirable or necessary.

  3. exact(Verb)

    To forcibly obtain or produce.

    to exact revenge

  4. exact(Adjective)

    Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect.

  5. exact(Adjective)

    Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual

  6. exact(Adjective)

    Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.

  7. exact(Adjective)

    Such that the kernel of one homomorphism is the image of the preceding one.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exact(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

  2. Exact(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

  3. Exact(adj)

    precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict

    Etymology: [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

  4. Exact(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

  5. Exact(verb)

    to practice exaction

    Etymology: [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exact

    egz-akt′, v.t. to force from: to compel full payment of: to make great demands, or to demand urgently: to extort: to inflict.—v.i. to practice extortion.—adj. precise: careful: punctual: true: certain or demonstrable.—p.adj. Exact′ing, compelling full payment of: unreasonable in making demands.—ns. Exac′tion, act of exacting or demanding strictly: an oppressive demand: that which is exacted, as excessive work or tribute; Exact′itude, exactness: correctness.—adv. Exact′ly.—ns. Exact′ment; Exact′ness, quality of being exact: accuracy; Exact′or, -er, one who exacts: an extortioner: one who claims rights, often too strictly:—fem. Exact′ress.—Exact sciences, the mathematical sciences, of which the results are demonstrable. [L. exigĕre, exactumex, out, agĕre, to drive.]

Editors Contribution

  1. exact

    Complete and true.

    The news was exact and accurate so they were happy it was such joyful news.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4236

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3858

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Adjectives Frequency: #562

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of exact in a Sentence

  1. Verna Ursua Brown:

    We're definitely seeing a direct correlation of interest from items that she is seen wearing, down to the exact color.

  2. Douglas Flint:

    The Board aims to nominate my successor during 2017 but the exact timing is clearly dependent upon identifying and securing the appropriate candidate.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'

  5. Professor Martin Tangney:

    In the production of whisky less than ten percent of what comes out in the distillery is actually the primary product, the bulk of the remainder are these unwanted residues - pot ale and barley. What we can do is combine these two together, create a brand new raw material, apply a different fermentation technology and convert the residual good material in here into high-value products and in particular this - biobutanol, which is an advanced biofuel which is an exact replacement for petrol or diesel.

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