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exactitude

[ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood] /ɪgˈzæk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the quality of being exact; exactness; preciseness; accuracy.
Origin of exactitude
1725-1735
1725-35; < French; see exact, -i-, -tude
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  • Daily training in exactitude of statements of real242 facts is the best antidote for a fancy that has run out of its bounds.

  • What shall I say of the steadiness and exactitude of his hand?

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • Many books have been written on this subject, usually with more sentimentality than exactitude.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • It was cut across with an exactitude of mathematical certainty.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell
  • One of the first lawyers of the State entered the room, acting the postman with great diligence and exactitude.

    Fashion and Famine Ann S. Stephens
  • Nor, it must be admitted, was she herself any pronounced stickler for exactitude.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • She knew indeed what she did not want, but could not define with any exactitude what she did.

    Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
  • Their steadiness, their swiftness and exactitude were unsurpassable.

British Dictionary definitions for exactitude

exactitude

/ɪɡˈzæktɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
the quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
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Word Origin and History for exactitude
n.

1734, from French exactitude (17c.), from exact (see exact(adj.)).

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