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**exactly*/*/*/**— [ɪgˈzæk(t)li] adv 1) no more and no less than a particular amount or time Syn: precisely It s exactly three o clock.[/ex] The wood should measure five centimetres exactly.[/ex] 2) in every way, or in every detail Syn: just She sounds exactly like …12

**exactly */*/*/**— UK [ɪɡˈzæk(t)lɪ] / US adverb 1) no more and no less than a particular amount or time It s exactly three o clock. The wood should measure five centimetres exactly. 2) a) in every way, or in every detail The house is exactly the same as it was 20… …13

**exactly**— adverb Date: 1612 1. a. in a manner or measure or to a degree or number that strictly conforms to a fact or condition < it s exactly 3 o clock > < these two pieces are exactly the same size > b. in every respect ; altogether, entirely < that was… …14

**exactly**— 1. adverb 1) it s exactly as I expected it to be Syn: precisely, entirely, absolutely, completely, totally, just, quite, in every way, in every respect, one hundred percent, every inch; informal to a T, on the money 2) write the quotation out… …15

**exactly**— adv. 1 accurately, precisely; in an exact manner (worked it out exactly). 2 in exact terms (exactly when did it happen?). 3 (said in reply) quite so; I quite agree. Phrases and idioms: not exactly colloq. 1 by no means. 2 not precisely …16

**exactly**— adverb /ɪɡˈzæktlɪ/ a) without approximation; precisely. Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right. b) Used to provide emphasis. The edge is not exactly straight. Ant: approximately …17

**exactly**— adv. Exactly is used with these adjectives: ↑alike, ↑analogous, ↑comparable, ↑contemporary, ↑equal, ↑equivalent, ↑identical, ↑parallel, ↑right, ↑same, ↑square, ↑ …18

**exactly**— adverb 1) it s exactly as I expected Syn: precisely, entirely, absolutely, completely, totally, just, quite, in every respect 2) write it out exactly Syn: accurately, precisely, une …19

**exactly**— Pono, pono ī. ♦ To refer exactly, pili pono. ♦ Exactly that, pēlā i o, pēlā nō …20

**exactly**— /ig zakt lee/, adv. 1. in an exact manner; precisely; accurately. 2. in every respect; just: He will do exactly what he wants. 3. quite so; that s right. [1525 35; EXACT + LY] * * * …