exactness


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ex·act

 (ĭg-zăkt′)
adj.
1. Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality: an exact account; an exact replica; your exact words.
2. Characterized by accurate measurements or inferences with small margins of error; not approximate: an exact figure; an exact science.
3. Characterized by strict adherence to standards or rules: an exact speaker.
tr.v. ex·act·ed, ex·act·ing, ex·acts
1. To force the payment or yielding of; extort: exact tribute from a conquered people.
2. To demand and obtain by force or authority: a harsh leader who exacts obedience.
3. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).

[Latin exāctus, past participle of exigere, to weigh out, demand : ex-, ex- + agere, to weigh; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·act′a·ble adj.
ex·act′ness n.
ex·ac′tor, ex·act′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exactness - the quality of being exact; "he demanded exactness in all details"; "a man of great exactitude"
accuracy, truth - the quality of being near to the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
minuteness - great precision; painstaking attention to details; "he examined the essay with the greatest minuteness"
precision, preciseness - the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance; "he handled it with the preciseness of an automaton"; "note the meticulous precision of his measurements"
trueness - exactness of adjustment; "I marveled at the trueness of his aim"
inexactitude, inexactness - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

exactness

noun
Translations
ضَبْط، دِقَّه
nøjagtighedpræcision
nákvæmni
doğruluktamlık

exactness

[ɪgˈzæktnɪs] N [of words, translation, copy] → exactitud f; [of measurement, description, instructions] → precisión f

exactness

[ɪgˈzæktnəs] n (= precision) → rigueur fexact science nscience f exacte

exactness

nGenauigkeit f

exactness

[ɪgˈzæktnɪs] nesattezza, precisione f

exact

(igˈzӕkt) adjective
1. absolutely accurate or correct in every detail; the same in every detail; precise. What are the exact measurements of the room?; For this recipe the quantities must be absolutely exact; an exact copy; What is the exact time?; He walked in at that exact moment.
2. (of a person, his mind etc) capable of being accurate over small details. Accountants have to be very exact.
verb
to force the payment of or giving of. We should exact fines from everyone who drops litter on the streets.
exˈacting adjective
requiring much effort or work from a person. a very exacting job.
exˈactly adverb
1. just; quite; absolutely. He's exactly the right man for the job.
2. in accurate detail; precisely. Work out the prices exactly; What exactly did you say?
3. used as a reply meaning `I quite agree'.
exˈactness noun
References in classic literature ?
In the account of Abyssinia, and the continuation, the authors have been followed with more exactness, and as few passages appeared either insignificant or tedious, few have been either shortened or omitted.
But Rogojin added no words of his own in confirmation of this view, and as before, he recounted with marvellous exactness the details of his crime.
True, one portrait may hit the mark much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of exactness.
They have observed ninety-three different comets, and settled their periods with great exactness.
But wherever there is a rich supply of Fog objects that are at a distance, say of three feet, are appreciably dimmer than those at a distance of two feet eleven inches; and the result is that by careful and constant experimental observation of comparative dimness and clearness, we are enabled to infer with great exactness the configuration of the object observed.
When the neck of the cache is nearly level with the surrounding surface, the sod is again fitted in with the utmost exactness, and any bushes, stocks, or stones, that may have originally been about the spot, are restored to their former places.
Barbicane, without saying a word, dismounted, seized his instruments, and began to note his position with extreme exactness.
Carefully she rubbed and ironed every fold and every hem, with the most scrupulous exactness, every now and then raising her hand to her face to wipe off the tears that were coursing down her cheeks.
Since he began to tread the devious paths of diplomacy, he has brought exactness in the small things of life down to a fine art.
The instruments imitated all these sounds with a marvelous exactness.
While Don Quixote and Sancho were shut up together, they had a discussion which the history records with great precision and scrupulous exactness.
This order I believe I have accomplished with all the exactness of a soldier, but also with the courtesy of a gentleman.