Definition of Exact

1. Verb. Claim as due or just. "The banks exact the check"; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

Exact synonyms: Demand
Specialized synonyms: Command, Call, Call In
Generic synonyms: Claim
Derivative terms: Demand, Demander, Exaction

2. Adjective. Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact. "Hit the exact center of the target"

3. Verb. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs. "The hard work took its toll on her"

4. Adjective. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct. "A precise measurement"
Exact synonyms: Accurate, Precise
Similar to: Correct, Right
Derivative terms: Exactness, Preciseness

Definition of Exact

1. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To practice exaction.

Definition of Exact

1. Adjective. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect. ¹

2. Adjective. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual ¹

3. Adjective. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict. ¹

4. Adjective. (algebra of a sequence of groups connected by homomorphisms) Such that the kernel of one homomorphism is the image of the preceding one. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To demand and enforce the payment or performance of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make desirable or necessary. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To forcibly obtain or produce. ¹

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Definition of Exact

1. precise [adj -ACTER, -ACTEST] / to force the payment or yielding of [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: precise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exact

exact (current term)
exact rhyme
exact same
exact science
exact sequence
exact sequences

Literary usage of Exact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Furthermore, the exact value of the charge caught in each of the above cases is obtained in terms of mg from the differences in the values of en, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"The exact Histological Localisation of the Visual Area of the Human Cerebral ... The object of the present research has been to indicate the exact region of ..."

3. Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein (1921)
"... exact FORMULATION OF THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE OF RELATIVITY "TT TE are now in a position to replace the YV provisional formulation of the general principle ..."

4. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1890)
"E exact EQUATION*. u. WHEN a number of variables or, y, t, »,... arc connected by ' ° a ... The equation which connects these small variations in exact, ..."

5. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison (1901)
"The United States, as now composed, have no powers to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions, either by pecuniary ..."

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