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exact

adjective uk   /ɪɡˈzækt/ us  
B1 in great detail, or complete, correct, or true in every way: The exact distance is 1.838 metres. The exact time of the accident was 2.43 p.m. "I still owe you £7, don't I?" "Actually, it's £7.30 to be exact." The exact location of the factory has yet to be decided. Unlike astronomy, astrology cannot be described as an exact science.
Synonym
exactness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ (formal exactitude,   /-ˈzæk.tɪ.tʃuːd/    /-ˈzæk.tə.tuːd/) us  

exact

verb [T] uk   /ɪɡˈzækt/ formal us  
to demand and get something, sometimes using force or threats, or to make something necessary: to exact revenge on someone The blackmailers exacted a total of $100,000 from their victims. Heart surgery exacts tremendous skill and concentration.
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