What does exact mean?

Definitions for exact
ɪgˈzæktex·act

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exactadjective

    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, preciseverb

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

    "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"

  3. demand, exactverb

    claim as due or just

    "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

  4. claim, take, exactverb

    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. exactverb

    To demand and enforce the payment or performance of.

  2. exactverb

    To make desirable or necessary.

  3. exactverb

    To forcibly obtain or produce.

    to exact revenge

  4. exactadjective

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

  5. exactadjective

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

  6. exactadjective

    Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.

  7. exactadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactadjective

    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. Exactadjective

    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. Exactadjective

    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. Exactadjective

    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. Exactverb

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

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  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. Vivienne Rudd:

    They'll even go so far as to get the particular products being used by these stars. The stores will try to get in the exact shades that South Korean actresses are using.

  2. Van Dokkum:

    For the age we thought - 10 billion years, we saw the exact number of stars that we expected, so, it turns out our models for this particular age are correct. Now, the next step is to look at younger galaxies and see if they have indeed stronger pulsations which we would predict.

  3. Marco Perez:

    And we found that 84 % of the time, the patch monitor and Apple Watch showed the user was having atrial fibrillation at the exact same time.

  4. Sorel Vorster:

    The first step is to make sure the permeation of the cerebellum tissue is connected to the symptoms that the patient is experiencing because sometimes people have this exact same permeation with no symptoms at all.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    I haven't picked an exact point to bring the nomination up.

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