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  • exact — [adj1] accurate, precise bull’s eye*, careful, clear, clear cut, correct, dead on*, definite, distinct, downright, explicit, express, faithful, faultless, identical, literal, methodical, nailed down*, nice, on target*, on the button*, on the… …   New thesaurus

  • precise — pre|cise W3 [prıˈsaıs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: précis, from Latin praecisus, from praecidere to cut off ] 1.) precise information, details etc are exact, clear, and correct = ↑exact ▪ precise sales figures ▪ It was difficult to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exact, accurate, definite, punctilious; fastidious; unbending, rigid; prim, precious. See rightness, truth. Ant., imprecise. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Exact] Syn. accurate, correct, well defined,… …   English dictionary for students

  • exact — /əgˈzækt / (say uhg zakt), /ɛg / (say eg ) adjective 1. strictly accurate or correct: an exact likeness; an exact description; an exact translation. 2. precise, as opposed to approximate: the exact sum due; the exact date. 3. admitting of no… …  

  • exact — exactable, adj. exacter, exactor, n. exactness, n. /ig zakt /, adj. 1. strictly accurate or correct: an exact likeness; an exact description. 2. precise, as opposed to approximate: the exact sum; the exact date. 3. admitting of no deviation, as… …   Universalium

  • precise — adj. 1 a accurately expressed. b definite, exact. 2 punctilious; scrupulous in being exact, observing rules, etc. 3 identical, exact (at that precise moment). Derivatives: preciseness n. Etymology: F preacutecis ise f. L praecidere praecis cut… …   Useful english dictionary

  • exact — 1. adjective 1) an exact description Syn: precise, accurate, correct, faithful, close, true; literal, strict, faultless, perfect, impeccable; explicit, detailed, minute, meticulous, thorough; informal on the nail …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • exact — 1. adjective 1) an exact description Syn: precise, accurate, correct, faithful, close, true, literal, strict, perfect 2) an exact record keeper Syn: careful, meticulous …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • exact — exact, exacte [ ɛgza(kt), ɛgzakt ] adj. • XVIe; lat. exactus « poussé jusqu au bout, accompli », de exigere « achever » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Qui est fait avec soin, en observant les règles prescrites, les normes. ⇒ minutieux, rigoureux,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Precise — Pre*cise , a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr[ e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.] 1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exact — Ex*act , a. [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See {Agent}, {Act}.] 1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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