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Definitions for exactly
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.

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. Joji Morishita:

    The solution is that we have to agree to disagree, however, this does not mean that we will take all whales - exactly because we'd like to have sustainable whaling, we'd like to have a healthy whale population.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Always pay close attention to how a person speaks about other people to you, because that's exactly how she/he will speak about you to other people. It's axiomatic that whoever gossips to you will always gossip about you. Stay away from Gossipers!

  3. Getty Images/Reuters -RRB- Sanders:

    I think what the Arizona Democrats did was exactly right.

  4. Gary Ryan:

    It felt like we were doing the same thing all over again. He looked awesome, exactly how I pictured him 59 years ago.

  5. Teri Hatcher:

    On the cover yesterday, [StarMagazine has] an article that says exactly that — it’s totally absurd — that I am broke and homeless and living out of my van, it’s categorically false. I am not broke. I have done very well investing my money. I am not homeless and I am not living out of my van.

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