exactly


ex·act·ly

adverb \ig-ˈzak-(t)lē\

—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

Full Definition of EXACTLY

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
:  quite so —used to express agreement

Examples of EXACTLY

  1. The levers need to be exactly positioned.
  2. <we will meet at exactly six o'clock>

First Known Use of EXACTLY

1612

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