exactitude


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ex·ac·ti·tude

 (ĭg-zăk′tĭ-to͞od, -tyo͞od′)
n.
The state or quality of being exact.
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exactitude

(ɪɡˈzæktɪˌtjuːd)
n
the quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
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ex•ac•ti•tude

(ɪgˈzæk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
the quality of being exact; exactness; preciseness; accuracy.
[1725–35; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exactitude - 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"
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exactitude

exactness
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exactitude

noun
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Translations

exactitude

[ɪgˈzæktɪtjuːd] Nexactitud f
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exactitude

[ɪgˈzæktɪtjuːd] nexactitude f, précision f
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exactitude

nGenauigkeit f, → Exaktheit f
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exactitude

[ɪgˈzæktɪtjuːd] nprecisione f, esattezza
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References in classic literature ?
Everything was as we have said, a question of arithmetic to Cocles, and during twenty years he had always seen all payments made with such exactitude, that it seemed as impossible to him that the house should stop payment, as it would to a miller that the river that had so long turned his mill should cease to flow.
Phileas Fogg was, indeed, exactitude personified, and this was betrayed even in the expression of his very hands and feet; for in men, as well as in animals, the limbs themselves are expressive of the passions.
From the time of Thales of Miletus, in the fifth century B.C., down to that of Copernicus in the fifteenth and Tycho Brahe in the sixteenth century A.D., observations have been from time to time carried on with more or less correctness, until in the present day the altitudes of the lunar mountains have been determined with exactitude. Galileo explained the phenomena of the lunar light produced during certain of her phases by the existence of mountains, to which he assigned a mean altitude of
Besides, when making a passage from one feeding-ground to another, the sperm whales, guided by some infallible instinct -- say, rather, secret intelligence from the Deity --mostly swim in veins, as they are called; continuing their way along a given ocean-line with such undeviating exactitude, that no ship ever sailed her course, by any chart, with one tithe of such marvellous precision.
Then--this is all what you say--new economic relations will be established, all ready-made and worked out with mathematical exactitude, so that every possible question will vanish in the twinkling of an eye, simply because every possible answer to it will be provided.
In fact, the chart of Lake Tchad is very difficult to trace with exactitude, for it is surrounded by muddy and almost impassable morasses, in which Barth thought that he was doomed to perish.
The violinist, within a yard of where Michael sat squatted on his haunches, played the notes of "Home, Sweet Home" with loud slow exactitude and emphasis.
If you want to know anything more about us, ask me and I will answer with the utmost exactitude, for as I am a devil I am up to everything."
That day I commenced the journal of these adventures which has enabled me to relate them with more scrupulous exactitude and minute detail.
And yet, on looking over the register of seeds and bulbs, which Van Baerle kept in duplicate, if possible even with greater exactitude and care than the first commercial houses of Amsterdam their ledgers, Boxtel read these lines: --
Thus reasoning, I trotted away to the town, where I duly transacted my business, and performed various little commissions for my mother and Rose, with very laudable exactitude, considering the different circumstances of the case.
From a room near the chamber of Mademoiselle Stangerson, he had heard the interrogatory and now came to recount it to my friend with great exactitude, aided by an excellent memory.