Origin of exactitude
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Related Wordsmeticulousness, correctness, precision, carefulness, preciseness, exactness, thoroughness
Examples from the Web for exactitude
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The idea of a competition in which exactitude and standards are paramount being decided by a Yiddish word is a little ferkakte.Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?
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What shall I say of the steadiness and exactitude of his hand?Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
It was cut across with an exactitude of mathematical certainty.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
Nor, it must be admitted, was she herself any pronounced stickler for exactitude.The Magnificent Montez
Their steadiness, their swiftness and exactitude were unsurpassable.
Yet I have no doubt of the exactitude of the statement in your letter.
- the quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
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Word Origin and History for exactitude
1734, from French exactitude (17c.), from exact (see exact(adj.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper