Definition of exactly
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 : quite so —used to express agreement
Examples of exactly in a sentence
The levers need to be exactly positioned.
we will meet at exactly six o'clock
First Known Use of exactly
EXACTLY Defined for English Language Learners
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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