- The definition of exact is completely true, following all guidelines or precise.
An example of something exact is a measurement of water that is completely accurate.
A woman tries to get an exact measurement.
exact definition by Webster's New World
- characterized by, requiring, or capable of accuracy of detail; very accurate; methodical; correct: an exact science
- not deviating in form or content; without variation; precise: an exact replica
- being the very (one specified or understood): the exact spot where I put it
- strict; severe; rigorous: an exact disciplinarian
Origin: Classical Latin exactus ; from past participle of exigere, to drive out, measure, determine ; from ex-, out plush agere, to do: see act
- to force payment of; extort: with from or of
- to demand and get by authority or force; insist on: with from or of
- to call for; make necessary; require
Origin: ME exacten
exact definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality: an exact account; an exact replica; your exact words.
- Characterized by accurate measurements or inferences with small margins of error; not approximate: an exact figure; an exact science.
- Characterized by strict adherence to standards or rules: an exact speaker.
- To force the payment or yielding of; extort: exact tribute from a conquered people.
- To demand and obtain by or as if by force or authority: a harsh leader who exacts obedience. See Synonyms at demand.
Origin: Latin exāctus, past participle of exigere, to weigh out, demand : ex-, ex- + agere, to weigh; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- ex·actˈa·ble adjective
- ex·actˈness noun
- ex·acˈtor, ex·actˈer noun