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. So there is no earthly way of finding out precisely what the whale really looks like.
They have observed ninety-three different comets, and settled their periods with great exactness. If this be true (and they affirm it with great confidence) it is much to be wished, that their observations were made public, whereby the theory of comets, which at present is very lame and defective, might be brought to the same perfection with other arts of astronomy.
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.
Nor is it, moreover, right to permit written laws always to remain without alteration; for as in all other sciences, so in politics, it is impossible to express everything in writing with perfect exactness; for when we commit anything to writing we must use general terms, but in every action there is something particular to itself, which these may not comprehend; from whence it is evident, that certain laws will at certain times admit of alterations.
Barbicane, without saying a word, dismounted, seized his instruments, and began to note his position with extreme exactness. The little band, drawn up in the rear, watched his proceedings in profound silence.
On they jog, with equal pace, through the verdant meadows or over the barren heath, their horses measuring four miles and a half per hour with the utmost exactness; the eyes of the beast and of his master being alike directed forwards, and employed in contemplating the same objects in the same manner.
Thomas and you, to whom the circle of the sciences is open; Thomas and you, who may be said to be replete with facts; Thomas and you, who have been trained to mathematical exactness; Thomas and you, here!' cried Mr.
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. More than one man started to raise his umbrella when the storm burst forth and the sheets of mimic rain came driving by; it was hardly possible to keep from putting your hand to your hat when the fierce wind began to rage and shriek; and it was NOT possible to refrain from starting when those sudden and charmingly real thunder-crashes were let loose.