Definition of exactly
- it's exactly 3 o'clock
- these two pieces are exactly the same size
The levers need to be exactly positioned.
we will meet at exactly six o'clock
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all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entirely, even, fast, flat, full, fully, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wide;
all the way, at length, down the line, down to the ground, for fair, in whole, to bits, to pieces, to the hilt, to the max;
—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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