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What does "Exact" mean?

Definition

(a.) Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact (a.) Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts (a.) Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict (a.) To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one (v. i.) To practice exaction


Synonyms take, right, claim, direct, demand, perfect, accurate, precise, verbatim, correct, literal, rigorous, strict, call for, mathematical, photographic, word-for-word


Example: "An exact mind"


Word Family exactly, exactness, inexact, inexactness