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Definitions for exactly
ɪgˈzækt liex·act·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. exactlyadverb

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactlyadverb

    Used to provide emphasis.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactlyadverb

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mike Schur:

    That's a rare thing in Hollywood where you make a request from the people who pay you and they say, 'Sounds good,' we really were able to put all the pieces on the chess board and arrange them exactly the way we wanted, so it was like a control freak's dream.

  2. Casey Neistat:

    I think what I wanted it to be and what they wanted it to be didn’t exactly look the same.

  3. Barack Obama:

    It's very important right now for us to make sure that both the Russians and the Turks are talking to each other to find out exactly what happened and take measures to discourage any kind of escalation, turkey, like every country, has the right to defend its territory and its airspace.

  4. Peter Daszak:

    We hope to get back out there again as soon as possible, and then we will focus all our efforts on finding out where exactly Covid-19 came from.

  5. Johannes Hahn:

    It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage, i'm very concerned. It is exactly what we feared.

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