from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In an exact manner; accurately.
  • adv. In all respects; just: Do exactly as you please.
  • adv. As you say. Used to indicate agreement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. without approximation; precisely.
  • adv. Used to provide emphasis.
  • interj. Signifies agreement or recognition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an exact manner; precisely according to rule, measure, fact, circumstance, etc.; with minute correctness; accurately: as, a tenon exactly fitted to the mortise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a precise manner
  • adv. indicating exactness or preciseness
  • adv. just as it should be


exact +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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