exactly

Pronunciation

Adverb

Interjection

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /ɪɡˈzæk(t)li/

Adverb

**exactly**

- (
*manner*) without approximation; precisely.*Measure***exactly**so we can be sure it is right.*The edge is not***exactly**straight.

- (
*focus*) Used to provide emphasis.*It was***exactly**an Eastern gray squirrel.*He divided the coins***exactly**in half.*He did it that way***exactly**to prove the point.*His complaint was***exactly**that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.

- (
*without approximation*) accurately, exact, perfectly; see also Thesaurus:exactly

- (
*without approximation*) approximately

- French: exactement
- German: genau
- Italian: esattamente
- Portuguese: exatamente
- Russian: то́чно
- Spanish: exactamente

Interjection

*Signifies agreement or recognition*.*So you're saying that we have only three days left? — Yes,***exactly**!

- German: ganz genau
- Italian: appunto
- Russian: и́менно
- Spanish: exacto, exactamente

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