Exactly definition

ĭg-zăktlē
Used in affirmation, equivalent to “I agree” or “quite true”
interjection
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In an exact manner; accurately.
adverb
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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.

adverb
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(manner) Without approximation; precisely.

Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.

The edge is not exactly straight.

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(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.

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Signifies agreement or recognition.

So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!

interjection
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As you say. Used to indicate agreement.
adverb
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In all respects; just.

Do exactly as you please.

adverb
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In an exact manner; accurately; correctly; precisely.
adverb
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Origin of exactly

  • exact +‎ -ly

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