What does exactly mean?

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?

  1. exactly

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. Anthony Fauci:

    I think you are correct that the number is likely higher, i don't know exactly where it sits higher, but almost certainly is higher.

  2. Darrell Issa:

    You have to recognize that what President Obama represents is an ideology that is antithetical to the ideology of most people in the Republican Party. And I don't think it has anything to do with race, i mean, Hillary (Clinton) represents that kind of ideology also, and they'll say it's because she's a woman. I mean, any guy who represents that kind of ideology is going to evoke exactly the same types of criticism.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I am thankful to Dr. X, one of the worst bosses I worked with during my professional career so far; because from Dr. X only I learnt exactly who I don't want to be.

  4. Josh Hawley:

    Someone at some point has to take a stand and ask the hard question, ‘What exactly is it that Google is doing with our personal information?’? it’s time somebody held them accountable for the information they are collecting and how they are using it.

  5. Michael Joseph:

    If you treat everyone with kindness, they'll treat you exactly the same.

Images & Illustrations of exactly

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