[ ig-zakt-lee ]
/ ɪgˈzækt li /


in an exact manner; precisely; accurately.
in every respect; just: He will do exactly what he wants.
quite so; that's right.

Origin of exactly

First recorded in 1525–35; exact + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for exactly

/ (ɪɡˈzæktlɪ) /


in an exact manner; accurately or precisely
in every respect; justit is exactly what I want
not exactly ironic not at all; by no means

sentence substitute

just so! precisely!
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