exact


exact
exact [eg zakt′, igzakt′]
adj.
[L exactus < pp. of exigere, to drive out, measure, determine < ex-, out + agere, to do: see ACT1]
1. characterized by, requiring, or capable of accuracy of detail; very accurate; methodical; correct [an exact science]
2. not deviating in form or content; without variation; precise [an exact replica]
3. being the very (one specified or understood) [the exact spot where I put it]
4. strict; severe; rigorous [an exact disciplinarian]
vt.
[ME exacten]
1. to force payment of; extort: with from or of
2. to demand and get by authority or force; insist on: with from or of
3. to call for; make necessary; require
SYN.- CORRECT, DEMAND, EXPLICIT
exactable
adj.
exactness
n.
exactor
n.
exacter

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