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adverb ex·act·ly \ig-ˈzak-(t)lē\

Simple Definition of exactly

  • —used to stress that something is accurate, complete, or correct

  • : in a correct or precise way : in a way that agrees completely with what is needed

  • : in every way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exactly

  1. 1 a :  in a manner or measure or to a degree or number that strictly conforms to a fact or condition <it's exactly 3 o'clock> <these two pieces are exactly the same size> b :  in every respect :  altogether, entirely <that was exactly the wrong thing to do> <not exactly what I had in mind>

  2. 2 :  quite so —used to express agreement

Examples of exactly in a sentence

  1. The levers need to be exactly positioned.

  2. <we will meet at exactly six o'clock>



1612

First Known Use of exactly

1612




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