
Definition of Exactly
1. Adverb. Indicating exactness or preciseness. "It has just enough salt"
2. Adverb. Just as it should be. "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"
3. Adverb. In a precise manner. "She always expressed herself precisely"
Definition of Exactly
1. adv. In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely.
Definition of Exactly
1. Adverb. (context: manner) without approximation; precisely. ¹
2. Adverb. (context: focus) Used to provide emphasis. ¹
3. Interjection. (nongloss definition Signifies agreement or recognition) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Exactly
1. in an exact manner [adv]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Exactly
Literary usage of Exactly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"caught in the first change, ie, from 71 to 380, carried exactly the same charge
as the negative ion caught in the change from 380 to 71; or again, ..."
2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"We have been exactly a quarter of an hour here," said Edmund, taking out his watch.
" Do you think we are walking four miles an hour ? ..."