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  
  2. Exact

    Having every element to function effectively.

    The digital clock on the computer is exact.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 21, 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. Andrew Cuomo:

    It says the federal government does not have absolute power, it says the exact opposite of what the president said. It says that would be a king.

  2. Terry Redpath:

    To add insult to injury I have recently received emails asking if I would like to express interest in flats being marketed at 550,000 pounds, to be built almost on the exact location that my maisonette once stood.

  3. Maurice Wilkes:

    As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.

  4. Michael Padilla:

    I remember the exact time it was signed, 9:27 p.m. I’ll never forget it.

  5. Kevin McConway:

    This research provides some potentially very useful information relating to FASD, but I really don't think it tells us anything very helpful about how common these conditions are in the UK, the researchers used a screening tool that they had developed, which classified between 6 % and 17 % of the 13,500 children in their study as having symptoms of FASD, depending on which exact method they used.

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