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adverb ex·act·ly \ig-ˈzak-(t)lē\

Definition of exactly

  1. 1a :  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 sizeb :  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>

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First Known Use of exactly

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EXACTLY Defined for English Language Learners

exactly

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adverb ex·act·ly \ig-ˈzak-(t)lē\

Definition of exactly for English Language Learners

  • —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



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