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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

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.
Albert Einstein

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
Frederick Douglass

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Albert Camus

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
Bill Cosby

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Ernest Hemingway
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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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