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Well the first thing I'd say is that I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I'm remorseful.
Jayson Blair

Meaning of "exactly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXACTLY

exactly  [ɪɡˈzæktlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXACTLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exactly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES EXACTLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of exactly in the English dictionary

The first definition of exactly in the dictionary is in an exact manner; accurately or precisely. Other definition of exactly is in every respect; just. Exactly is also just so! precisely!.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXACTLY


abjectly
ˈæbdʒɛktlɪ
abstractly
ˈæbstræktlɪ
adjunctly
ˈædʒʌŋktlɪ
circumspectly
ˈsɜːkəmˌspɛktlɪ
compactly
kəmˈpæktlɪ
conjunctly
kənˈdʒʌŋktlɪ
correctly
kəˈrektlɪ
directly
dɪˈrɛktlɪ
distinctly
dɪˈstɪŋktlɪ
erectly
ɪˈrektlɪ
imperfectly
ɪmˈpɜːfɪktlɪ
incorrectly
ˌɪnkəˈrektlɪ
indirectly
ˌɪndaɪˈrɛktlɪ
indistinctly
ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋktlɪ
inexactly
ˌɪnɪɡˈzæktlɪ
intactly
ɪnˈtæktlɪ
matter-of-factly
ˌmætərəvˈfæktlɪ
perfectly
ˈpɜːfɪktlɪ
strictly
ˈstrɪktlɪ
succinctly
səkˈsɪŋktlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXACTLY

exacerbate
exacerbation
exacerbescence
exact
exact science
exacta
exactable
exacter
exacting
exactingly
exactingness
exaction
exactitude
exactment
exactness
exactor
exactress
exacum
exaggerate
exaggerated

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXACTLY

apparently
consistently
constantly
currently
differently
frequently
greatly
honestly
hypercorrectly
independently
instantly
mostly
not exactly
partly
recently
shortly
significantly
slightly
subsequently
unperfectly

Synonyms and antonyms of exactly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXACTLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «exactly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of exactly

Translation of «exactly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXACTLY

Find out the translation of exactly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exactly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exactly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

严密地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exactamente
570 millions of speakers

English

exactly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वास्तव में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تـَمَاماً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

точно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exatamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exactement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Betul-betul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

genau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

正確に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정확히
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Persis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cách chính xác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரியாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नक्की
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kesinlikle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esattamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dokładnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

точно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exact
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακριβώς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

presies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exakt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

akkurat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exactly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXACTLY»

The term «exactly» is very widely used and occupies the 3.201 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXACTLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exactly

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10 QUOTES WITH «EXACTLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word exactly.
1
A. R. Ammons
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
2
Prince Andrew
Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about, but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly - and across several generations, too.
3
Leigh-Allyn Baker
I've learned that the perfect picture that I hold in my mind of what my life looks like is constantly changing, growing, evolving. I remind myself that I am exactly where I need to be in my life; otherwise, I would surely be somewhere else.
4
Clare Balding
Dad is a really surprising guy. Every time I think he's going to be useless, he ends up doing something amazing and saying exactly the right thing.
5
Rosecrans Baldwin
Of course, there's no reason that Paris should have decent Mexican food. It's a silly expectation - there's a Mexican population in Paris, but they're not exactly traveling there from across the border. Paris also doesn't do Peruvian all that well, either.
6
John Perry Barlow
Most libertarians are worried about government but not worried about business. I think we need to be worrying about business in exactly the same way we are worrying about government.
7
Nuno Bettencourt
It's hard to know exactly what it sounds like to me. I'm in the studio and I write it. and that's it.
8
Jayson Blair
Well the first thing I'd say is that I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I'm remorseful.
9
Heston Blumenthal
I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
10
Tommy Bond
The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXACTLY»

Discover the use of exactly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exactly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nothing in This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are
A personal psycho-spiritual journey, this book is a revised and expanded edition of a cult classic popular among fans of metaphysical literature. Photos & illustrations throughout.
Bob Frissell, 2009
2
Exactly the Opposite
Brilliant photographs present a world of possible opposites. "Beautiful, elegantly composed, nourishing to eye and mind."--Kirkus Reviews. "Another winner from an artist with a seemingly unlimited imagination."--Horn Book.
Tana Hoban, 1997
3
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping: Exactly Sparse ...
This book is concerned with computationally efficient solutions to the large scale SLAM problems using exactly sparse Extended Information Filters (EIF).
Zhan Wang, Shoudong Huang, Gamini Dissanayake, 2011
4
Quasi-Exactly Solvable Models in Quantum Mechanics
Collecting the results of QES models in a unified and accessible form, Quasi-Exactly Solvable Models in Quantum Mechanics provides an invaluable resource for physicists using quantum mechanics and applied mathematicians dealing with linear ...
A.G Ushveridze, 1994
5
Not Exactly Normal
A sixth-grader at St. Luke's Episcopal School in rural New England sets out to have a mystical experience and learns valuable lessons about himself and the world along the way.
Devin Brown, 2006
6
Exactly what Happened
This first collection of poems unveils the magician's trick: an illusion only works if we believe that what we've just seen is exactly what happened.
Joel Brouwer, 1999
7
Condensed Matter Physics and Exactly Soluble Models: Selecta ...
The first part of this book contains E. Lieb's fundamental contributions to the mathematical theory of Condensed Matter Physics.
Bruno Nachtergaele, Jan Philip Solovej, Jakob Yngvason, 2004
8
Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with ...
The collected wisdom of shared experiences in Exactly As I Am is designed to give every girl and woman the opportunity to dream big, stay strong, and remain true to herself. From the Hardcover edition.
Shaun Robinson, 2009
9
Not Exactly Ghosts and Fires Burn Blue
Taking his inspiration from the master of the ghost story, M. R. James, who chilled by implication rather than by gory description, Caldecott created believable but unsettling scenarios which effectively produce a sense of unease in the ...
Andrew Caldecott, 2007
10
Persuasion IQ: The 10 Skills You Need to Get Exactly What ...
The book reveals powerful techniques that will enable them to: • read people quickly • create instant trust • get others to take immediate action • close more sales • win over clients • accelerate business success • earn what ...
Kurt Mortensen, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXACTLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exactly is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Opening: PSU DL Commit Exactly What Franklin Needs to …
Penn State is looking to return to the top of the Big Ten, but it is a crowded group. Nevertheless, the Nittany Lions and head coach James ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
What exactly happened at the New York Stock Exchange?
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE a day after the market closed for over three hours Wednesday due to a “technical glitch.”(Photo by ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jul 15»
3
Birthday invitation for boy with autism is “exactly what [his mom …
Timothy's type of autism makes is difficult for him to deal with large crowds or new environments. Autism may be just a diagnosis to some. «kfor.com, Jul 15»
4
Mike Pound: 'Final Five' not exactly an honor
Mike Pound: 'Final Five' not exactly an honor. Story. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. «Joplin Globe, Jul 15»
5
This Shovel Sounds Exactly Like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
For grunge guitar novices, Nirvana's classic tune "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is one of the first songs you learn. The opening riff is the stuff of ... «fuse.tv, Jul 15»
6
Video: So, exactly where IS Downton Abbey?
IT IS set in a fictional Yorkshire country estate and has enthralled millions of viewers with its tales about the lives of an aristocratic family and ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
7
What did Mark Cuban say to ESPN NBA writer Chris Broussard?
I can't print his exact response, but suffice it to say he is excited to play for our Mavs :) Wes Matthews is exactly the type of player we want in a ... «Metro.us, Jul 15»
8
What exactly is the new Hitman game and how does it work?
A new and evolving Hitman game was announced at E3, but even we're not sure exactly how it's going to work. The game will be released for ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
9
Spit of their mam! Catherine Zeta Jones looks exactly like her mini …
As their children grew up, Hollywood A-listers Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones kept Dylan and Carys shielded from the spotlight. «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
10
'Run Like Myles' Video Shows Exactly How Difficult Living With …
With more than 3,000 torchbearers taking part in the lead up to the Pan Am Games (which start Friday, July 10 in Toronto), there's bound to be a ... «Huffington Post Canada, Jul 15»

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