English definition of “exactly”
COMPLETELY CORRECT › used when you are giving or asking for information that is completely correct: What exactly seems to be the problem? The train got in at exactly ten o'clock.
EMPHASIS › used to emphasize what you are saying: I found a dress that's exactly the same colour as my shoes.
AGREEMENT › something you say when you agree completely with someone: "Surely they should have told us about this problem sooner?" "Exactly."
not exactly › used to say that something is not completely true: "Do you live here?" "Not exactly, I'm staying with friends."
not exactly easy/new/clear, etc informal › used to say that a description is completely untrue: Let's face it, we're not exactly rich, are we?