ex·​ac·​ti·​tude | \ ig-ˈzak-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce exactitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of exactitude

: the quality or an instance of being exact : exactness

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after its opening weekend, a movie's final box office gross can be estimated with considerable exactitude
Recent Examples on the Web To read the file was to see the basic virtues of twentieth-century corporate life (exactitude, determination, careful record keeping) repurposed in service of a mania. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "The Real Republican Radicals," 31 Dec. 2020 Fritz lost that battle, but her exactitude made the project better, Adams said. oregonlive, "Amanda Fritz, elected when Portland was led by 5 white men, helped usher in city’s most diverse council," 26 Dec. 2020 Fincher, long renowned for his obsessive exactitude, found in Oldman a highly detailed actor of deep research capable of subtly manipulating his performance. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'," 7 Dec. 2020 Many words could be used to describe the movie’s approach, but exactitude isn’t among them. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Prom’ Review: Sitting This One Out," 3 Dec. 2020 His work is reminiscent of that of some early explorers and geographers in its painstaking exactitude. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, "Cartographers of Stone and Air," 17 Nov. 2020 The exactitude of the study was astounding, and the timelines for both were at least 18 months long for the phase I was enrolled in. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: COVID-19 vaccines, abortion, learning from history," 25 Sep. 2020 Technology has given users of genealogical databases the opportunity to know more about themselves, to expose family secrets and explore historical roots with forensic exactitude. Washington Post, "19 children and counting," 7 Sep. 2020 It’s affected by forces and can’t be pinned down with exactitude from minute to minute. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Pilot Makes First-Ever Solar-Powered Free Fall," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of exactitude

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exactitude

borrowed from French, from exact exact entry 2 + -i- -i- + -tude -tude

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The first known use of exactitude was in 1734

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6 Jan 2021

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“Exactitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exactitude. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of exactitude

formal : the quality or state of being accurate and correct

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