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Etymology edit

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]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæktɪt(j)uːd/
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Noun edit

exactitude (countable and uncountable, plural exactitudes)

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

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References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “exactitude”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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French edit

Etymology edit

From exact +‎ -itude.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

exactitude f (plural exactitudes)

  1. exactitude, accuracy

Descendants edit

  • English: exactitude

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