verb (used with object)
- ex. doc.,
- exact differential,
- exact science,
Origin of exact
Examples from the Web for exactness
Reciprocity when it comes to loss is not a justification for bloodthirstiness but rather a demand for exactness.
Justice was administered between man and man with an exactness and purity not before known.
They owe obedience and exactness in the duties pertaining to their service.Elements of Morals|Paul Janet
This is a striking simile, from its exactness in two points—the noise and the order.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
Word Origin for exact
"precise, rigorous, accurate," 1530s, from Latin exactus "precise, accurate, exact," past participle of exigere "demand, require," literally "to drive or force out," also "demand, finish, measure," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + agere "drive, lead, act" (see act).