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Definition of Exact

Exact

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
  4. 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.
  5. To practice exaction.

Exact Quotations

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon

The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can't throw things together at a farmer's market. When you're working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong.
Carla Hall

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac

There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. Of course, I expect this, but the knife still cuts.
Charles Bukowski

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Exact Translations

exact in Afrikaans is juis, reg
exact in Danish is rigtig
exact in Dutch is nauwkeurig, accuraat, exact
exact in French is exact
exact in German is genau
exact in Italian is minuzioso
exact in Latin is exigo
exact in Portuguese is exato, exacto
exact in Spanish is recto, exacto
exact in Swedish is noga, exakt
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