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exactitude

[ ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood ]
/ ɪgˈzæk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun

the quality of being exact; exactness; preciseness; accuracy.

RELATED WORDS

meticulousness, correctness, precision, carefulness, preciseness, exactness, thoroughness

Nearby words

exact differential, exact science, exacta, exacting, exaction, exactitude, exactly, exactness, exacum, exaggerate, exaggerated

Origin of exactitude

From French, dating back to 1725–35; see origin at exact, -i-, -tude
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British Dictionary definitions for exactitude

exactitude

/ (ɪɡˈzæktɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

the quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
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Word Origin and History for exactitude

exactitude


n.

1734, from French exactitude (17c.), from exact (see exact(adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper