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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 ?
Happily, I may say that I utter nothing but the thoughts and the wishes of the King of Israel himself; for though the times may call for some slight changes, yet does this version which we use in the colonies of New England so much exceed all other versions, that, by its richness, its exactness, and its spiritual simplicity, it approacheth, as near as may be, to the great work of the inspired writer.
True, one portrait may hit the mark much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of 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.
The instruments imitated all these sounds with a marvelous exactness.
HE, meanwhile, whatever he might feel, acted with all the firmness of a collected mind, made every necessary arrangement with the utmost despatch, and calculated with exactness the time in which she might look for his return.
I had not, it seems, the originality to chalk out a new road to shame and destruction, but trode the old track with stupid exactness not to deviate an inch from the beaten centre.
Magdalen was no judge of the admirable correctness with which the accounts inside were all kept; but she could estimate the neatness of the handwriting, the regularity in the rows of figures, the mathematical exactness of the ruled lines in red and black ink, the cleanly absence of blots, stains, or erasures.
So far the painter is bound down by the rules of his art, to a precise imitation of the features of Nature; but it is not required that he should descend to copy all her more minute features, or represent with absolute exactness the very herbs, flowers, and trees, with which the spot is decorated.
As the common size of the natives is somewhat under six inches high, so there is an exact proportion in all other animals, as well as plants and trees: for instance, the tallest horses and oxen are between four and five inches in height, the sheep an inch and half, more or less: their geese about the bigness of a sparrow, and so the several gradations downwards till you come to the smallest, which to my sight, were almost invisible; but nature has adapted the eyes of the Lilliputians to all objects proper for their view: they see with great exactness, but at no great distance.
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.
While Don Quixote and Sancho were shut up together, they had a discussion which the history records with great precision and scrupulous 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.