adverb

Exactly is defined as done correctly and accurately.

An example of something done exactly is a project that meets every single one of the professor's requirements.

## exactly

in an exact manner; accurately; correctly; precisely

used in affirmation, equivalent to “I agree” or “quite true”

## exactly

adverb

- In an exact manner; accurately.
- In all respects; just:
*Do exactly as you please.* - As you say. Used to indicate agreement.

## exactly

Adverb

(*comparative* more exactly, *superlative* most exactly)

- (manner) without approximation; precisely.
*Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.**The edge is not exactly straight.*

- (focus) Used to provide emphasis.
*It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel.**He divided the coins exactly in half.**He did it that way exactly to prove the point.**His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.*

Interjection

- Signifies agreement or recognition
*So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!*

Origin

*exact* + *-ly*