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

Examples of exactitude in a Sentence

after its opening weekend, a movie's final box office gross can be estimated with considerable exactitude
Recent Examples on the Web Kawakami’s furious takedown of chauvinism in Japan is eventful enough, and the poetic exactitude of her sentences provides a lively, spiraling sort of momentum. Idra Novey, The Atlantic, 22 May 2022 Perhaps the exactitude of practicing was a necessary antidote to the chaos of the historical moment. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2022 Alex Perry manages to reconstruct a multi-day standoff and escape attempt with cinematic exactitude, folding in centuries of context and colonialism to create a marathon piece that leaves you exhausted in more ways than one. Longreads, 1 June 2022 Given the exactitude of Sondheim’s music, exact rhyme is essential to snap his word into place, where Joni Mitchell can croon right past it. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Shooting on location in Northern Ireland, the production built numerous outdoor sets that were striking in their exactitude. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Now a team of researchers has addressed this ongoing controversy with a degree of mathematical exactitude. Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 Such exactitude belies the fact that Lissoni likes to change his mind. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Reis moves with the exactitude of a ballet dancer: Her swift punches are followed by elegant dodges; the grunts and groans adopt a strange musicality. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Exactitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exactitude. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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