exactitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exactitude the quality of being exact "he demanded exactness in all details","a man of great exactitude"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exactitude The quality of being exact; exactness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exactitude The quality of being exact; exactness; accuracy; particularity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Exactitude exactness: correctness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. exactitude,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exigĕre, exactumex, out, agĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

The driver was good, and timed his arrival with exactitude.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
He had taken the oaf's measure with a nice exactitude.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
With great exactitude of movement he was cleaning a pistol.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
It is unfortunate that I cannot attribute this exactitude to anything but curiosity.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
For his part, bitterly, he preferred a little less popularizing of scientific data, a little more exactitude.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
No two men could walk backwards some two hundred yards in that way with such exactitude.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
A system of manufacture which can comply with such a refinement of exactitude must be very precise.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
It cannot, however, be pretended that any high degree of exactitude can attach to such a scientific study.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
She performed her duties with exactitude and despatch.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
Exactitude it cannot have, but it may reach plausibility.
"Incentives to the Study of the Ancient Period of American History" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Calhoun set the apparatus with great exactitude.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Many books have been written on this subject, usually with more sentimentality than exactitude.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Science gives us its subject with the most rigorous exactitude, with the most scrupulous fidelity; but, alas!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Let us allow them to speak for themselves, transcribing their words with exactitude.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
I have told all I can recollect with exactitude, but there was lots more said and done.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Caroline, I fancy, is the soul of conscientious punctuality and nice exactitude.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Our association needs increased requirements in classic scholarship and literary exactitude.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
The ones for us can be sketchy, and need not have too much exactitude of design.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
It is difficult to fix their date with much exactitude.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
It represents the old coronetted tower with great exactitude.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In news:

With it comes the prospect of the whole gamut of tender young seasonal vegetables that the French, with culinary exactitude, call "primeurs," or firstlings.
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In science:

En los últimos años, se han producido avances espectaculares en la cosmología física, resultantes del notable aumento de la exactitud en las técnicas observacionales.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
La exactitud de esta predicción fue probada por el instrumento Espectrómetro Absoluto del Infrarojo Lejano (FIRAS) del satélite COBE [194] (figura 1.2).
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Because the violation of PEP is only 2 (the violation parameter) of exactitude, so any natural substance should contain a fraction of order anomalous atoms and nucleons, etc.
Possible Outlet of Test on Violation of Pauli Exclusion Principle
This, however, should not tempt one to simply dismiss the oscillation criterion as being neither sufficient nor necessary for nonclassicality; for, as already noted, the virtue of this criterion does not reside in its exactitude, but rather in its distinction of being local in n.
Nonclassicality and the concept of local constraints on the photon number distribution
However, this model has a problem in which the situation of particles at low energy are not interested but it regards that particles in free states, and this point can reduce the exactitude of theoretical datum.
Phenomenological models of baryon
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