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  Dictionary Definition of exact

exact
adjective
1. strictly accurate or correct: an exact likeness, description, or translation.
2. precise, as opposed to approximate: the exact sum due, the exact date.
3. admitting of no deviation, as laws, discipline, etc.; strict or rigorous.
4. characterised by or using strict accuracy or precision: exact instruments, an exact thinker.
-- verb (t)
5. to call for, demand, or require: to exact obedience, respect.
6. to force or compel the payment, yielding, or performance of: to exact money, tribute, etc.
[L exactus, pp., forced out, required, measured by a standard]
-- exactable, adjective -- exacter, exactor, noun -- exactness, noun