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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] exactum, past participle of exigere

Pronunciation

Adjective

exact (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
exact

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect.
    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
    a man exact in observing an appointment
    In my doings I was exact.
  3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.

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Verb

Infinitive
to exact

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to exact (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) Demand and enforce the payment or performance of.
  2. (transitive) Make desirable or necessary.
  3. (transitive) Extract forcibly.
    to exact revenge

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɛg.zakt/

Adjective

exact

  1. proper (following the established standards of behavior or manners)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at proper. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see exact in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) May 2008

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