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Meaning of EXACT

Pronunciation:  ig'zakt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  exact in performance or amount; strictly correct; "a precise instrument"; "a precise measurement"
  2. [adj]  marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
  3. [v]  take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
  4. [v]  claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
 

EXACT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: accurate, claim, correct, direct, literal, mathematical, photographic, precise, right, rigorous, strict, take, verbatim, word-for-word
 
 Antonyms: inexact
 
 See Also: ask, call, call for, call in, command, demand, involve, necessitate, need, perfect, postulate, require

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*act"\, a. [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of
    exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine,
    measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See {Agent},
    {Act}.]
    1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth;
       perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short
       in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock
       keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of
       a letter; exact accounts.
    
             I took a great pains to make out the exact truth.
                                                   --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. )
    
    2. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a
       promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact
       in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact. ``I
       see thou art exact of taste.'' --Milton.
    
    3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
    
             An exact command, Larded with many several sorts of
             reason.                               --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Ex*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exacted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Exacting}.] [From L. exactus, p. p. of exigere; or fr. LL.
    exactare: cf. OF. exacter. See {Exact}, a.]
    To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a
    right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel
    to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward
    when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one
    subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience,
    etc., from or of some one.
    
          He said into them, Exact no more than that which is
          appointed you.                           --Luke. iii.
                                                   13.
    
          Years of servise past From grateful souls exact reward
          at last                                  --Dryden.
    
          My designs Exact me in another place.    --Massinger.
    
    
  3. \Ex*act"\, v. i.
    To practice exaction. [R.]
    
          The anemy shall not exact upon him.      --Ps. lxxxix.
                                                   22.
    
    
 
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