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ɪgˈzækt liex·act·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"

Wiktionary

  1. exactlyadverb

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactlyadverb

    Used to provide emphasis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exactlyadverb

    Accurately; nicely; thoroughly.

    Etymology: from exact.

    Both of ’em knew mankind exactly well; for both of ’em began that study in themselves. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    The religion they profess is such, that the more exactly it is sifted by pure unbiassed reason, the more reasonable still it will be found. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

ChatGPT

  1. exactly

    Exactly is a term used to mean "precisely," "no more and no less," or "just." It is often used for emphasizing the accuracy or appropriateness of a particular term, description or explanation. It can also refer to the exact truth, exact amount, or direct correspondence with fact or definition.

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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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. Tarachand Pohiya:

    They are poor people. The mother and the uncle cannot read or write. They don't have any official documents to show when she was born. There's no birth certificate recording exactly when she was born.

  2. Genevieve Avenard:

    Most of these kids only want to go to Britain. If you take them away, they'll come back, we are still in the dark when it comes to assessing exactly who these children are and hence what can be done for them.

  3. Devin Nunes:

    They know exactly what kind of damage they're inflicting on this nation. But they've passed the point of no return.

  4. John Shier:

    It looks like they are trying to be more purposeful, so they're breaching companies, understanding exactly what company they breached and trying to penetrate as fully as possible, so that they can then extract as much money as possible.

  5. Bruce Bennett:

    Certainly the administration is doing everything it can, within bounds, to get North Korea to trust them, but North Korea terminology, what they are saying, is exactly the opposite, which makes North Korea terminology sound like what Chairman Kim at his word is really trying to do is play the hard bargainer and extort as much as Chairman Kim at his word can... until the Americans decide( he is) not serious.

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