exactitude

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French exactitude, from exact, from Latin exactus, perfect passive participle of exigō (demand, claim as due" or "measure by a standard, weigh, test), from ex (out) + agō (drive).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæktɪt(j)uːd/
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NounEdit

exactitude (countable and uncountable, plural exactitudes)

  1. Attention to small details; accuracy.
    Synonym: exactness
    Antonym: inexactitude

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “exactitude”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Further readingEdit

  • exactitude in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
  • exactitude at OneLook Dictionary Search

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

exact +‎ -itude

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

exactitude f (plural exactitudes)

  1. exactitude, accuracy

DescendantsEdit

  • English: exactitude

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