Meaning of EXACT in English

adj. & v.


1. accurate; correct in all details (an exact description).

2 a precise. b (of a person) tending to precision.

--v.tr. (often foll. by from, of)

1. demand and enforce payment of (money, fees, etc.) from a person.

2 a demand; insist on. b (of circumstances) require urgently.

Phrases and idioms:

exact science a science admitting of absolute or quantitative precision.


exactable adj. exactitude n. exactness n. exactor n.

Etymology: L exigere exact- (as EX-(1), agere drive)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.