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Definitions for exactly
ɪgˈzækt liex·act·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precisely, exactly, just(adverb)

    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 button(adverb)

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

  3. precisely, incisively, exactly(adverb)

    in a precise manner

    "she always expressed herself precisely"

Wiktionary

  1. exactly(Adverb)

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactly(Adverb)

    Used to provide emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactly(adverb)

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

Editors Contribution

  1. exactly

    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

How to pronounce exactly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say exactly in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Zheng Saisai:

    This is the first time I've had this experience, actually, I knew if I win a set, I for sure would be in, but I don't know exactly how many games.

  2. Michael Cohen:

    I look forward to tomorrow to being able ... in my voice to tell the American people my story and I'm going to let the American people decide exactly who's telling the truth.

  3. David Marcus:

    Freedom, justice and money, which is exactly what we're trying to do here.

  4. President Trump:

    The Wall Street Journal state falsely that I said to them ‘ I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un ’( of N. Korea). Obviously I did n’t say that. I said ‘ I ’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un, ’ Kim Jong Un, fortunately we now record conversations with reporters and they knew exactly what I said and meant. They just wanted a story. FAKE NEWS !

  5. H.W. Mann:

    Ultimately there is no one else responsible for self. Even if we wanted them to be, even if they were willing and knew exactly how. They are not in our brains and therefore they cannot think for us. That responsibility is ours and ours alone. Once we accept responsibility for self our lives change. We are no longer victims. We take back our power. Everything always goes back to awareness, presence, being conscious and in the flow of the universe. Through awareness we take responsibility for self, create the life of our dreams, and influence the world in a positive way.

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