WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•act•ly /ɪgˈzæktli/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. with great accuracy and precision;
    precisely:Follow my directions exactly and you will find the airport.
  2. completely;
    totally:You got this exactly right.
  3. absolutely;
    definitely:"You mean we are going to stay for the whole year?'' "Exactly!''
See -act-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•act•ly  (ig zaktlē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. in an exact manner;
    precisely;
    accurately.
  2. in every respect;
    just:He will do exactly what he wants.
  3. quite so;
    that's right.
  • exact + -ly 1525–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

exactly /ɪɡˈzæktlɪ/ adv
  1. in an exact manner; accurately or precisely
  2. in every respect; just: it is exactly what I want
  3. not exactlyironic not at all; by no means
sentence substitute
  1. just so! precisely!



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