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exactus, past participle of exigere;
completely correct in every detail
Police are still investigating the exact cause of the accident.
What were his exact words?
The timing had to be exact.
exact location/position/spot etc
The exact location of the hostages is unknown.
exact date/time/number/amount etc
I know her birthday's in July, but I can't remember the exact date.
exact copy/replica etc
It's not an exact copy, but most people wouldn't notice the difference.
Some concepts in Chinese medicine have no exact equivalent in Western medicine.
to be exact
used to emphasize that what you are saying is exact
She has worked at the bank for many years, nine to be exact.
the exact colour/moment/type etc
used to emphasize that the same thing is involved
the exact colour I was looking for
He came into the room at the exact moment I mentioned his name.
thing my dad said.
the exact opposite (of somebody/something)
someone or something that is as different as possible from another person or thing
Gina's the exact opposite of her little sister.
something is not an exact science
if you say that an activity is not an exact science, you mean that it involves opinions, guessing etc
Predicting the weather is not an exact science.
someone who is exact is very careful and thorough in what they do
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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