Definition of "exactness" []

  • Correct in every detail; strictly accurate (adjective)
  • Precise, as opposed to approximate; neither more nor less (adjective)
  • Specific; particular (adjective)
  • Operating with very great precision (adjective)
  • Allowing no deviation from a standard; rigorous; strict (adjective)
  • Based mainly on measurement and the formulation of laws, as opposed to description and classification (adjective)
  • To force or compel (payment or performance); extort (verb)
  • To demand as a right; insist upon (verb)
  • To call for or require (verb)
  • The state of being exact (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "exactness" in a sentence
  • "In so far as a science of geometry is possible at all, the exactness, which is its essential characteristic, is only {11} attainable by starting from data which are in themselves impossible, as of a point which has no magnitude, of a line which has no breadth, of a surface which has no thickness."
  • "Like so many before him Truman Capote with In Cold Blood; Stendhal with the account of a minor event of 1827, the Berthet affair, at the origin of The Red and the Black, he decided to draw his inspiration from the facts and, without attempting anything resembling "exactness", without fooling the reader concerning the nature of his endeavor and its intent as fiction, used it as a mirror of society and of an era."
  • "So, Michael, is it really a tad difficult to assign an "exactness" to what Jesus thought or did not think. or is it the Bible certainly makes it fairly clear that he put pressure on people governments included? to help his fellow man."