Exactly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzæktli|  American pronunciation of the word exactly
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzak(t)li|  British pronunciation of the word exactly

adverb

- indicating exactness or preciseness(syn: just, precisely, properly)

he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do

- just as it should be (syn: precisely)
- in a precise manner (syn: incisively, precisely)

Examples

The levers need to be exactly positioned.

...we will meet at exactly six o'clock...

Not exactly what I had in mind.

It's exactly half past five.

The figures may not be exactly right, but they're close enough.

I can't remember exactly what she said.

It's a tragic situation and no one will ever know exactly what happened.

Where exactly did you stay in Portugal?

That's exactly what we've been trying to tell you.

It's exactly the kind of work I've been looking for.

She tries to be exactly like her older sister.

Kevin's teachers saw him as quiet and serious, but with his friends he was exactly the opposite.

The two candidates responded to the question in exactly the same way.

'So you think we should sell the house?' 'Exactly.'

It's exactly 3 o'clock.

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