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Meaning of exactly by Wiktionary Dictionary

Exactly


    Etymology

    exact +‎ -ly

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪɡˈzæktlɪ/

    Adverb

    exactly ( comparative more exactly, superlative most exactly )

    1. ( manner ) without approximation; precisely .
      Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right .
      The edge is not exactly straight .
    2. ( focus ) Used to provide emphasis .
      It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel .
      He divided the coins exactly in half .
      He did it that way exactly to prove the point .
      His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days .

    Antonyms

    • approximately

    Interjection

    exactly

    1. Signifies agreement or recognition
      So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!


Explanation of exactly by Wordnet Dictionary

Exactly


    Adverb
    1. indicating exactness or preciseness

    2. he was doing precisely ( or exactly ) what she had told him to do
    3. in a precise manner

    4. just as it should be



    Definition of exactly by GCIDE Dictionary

    Exactly


    1. Exactly, adv. In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely. “Exactly wrought.” Shak.

      His enemies were pleased, for he had acted exactly as their interests required. Bancroft.