Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzækt.li/ Explain

In mathematics, the word exactly is used to emphasize that only one of a set of choices is allowed. The sentence, "Exactly one of these is true," means that no more than one and no less than one can be true, but precisely one is true.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, exactly. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 74. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Exactly. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/exactly.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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