exactitude

noun ex·ac·ti·tude \ ig-ˈzak-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of exactitude

: the quality or an instance of being exact : exactness

Examples of exactitude in a Sentence

  1. after its opening weekend, a movie's final box office gross can be estimated with considerable exactitude

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Origin and Etymology of exactitude

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


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Definition of exactitude for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being accurate and correct



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