exactitude exactitude  /ɪɡ ˈzæk tə ˌtud/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being exact

Usage(s):

  1. Thus German spies combine meticulous exactitude with an unfailing rigidity of method.
  2. Understanding, sympathy, apparently are needed to lessen the labors of man, not mechanical exactitude.
  3. Having witnessed the exactitude of Obama's planning, it's hard for me to believe this isn't part of a scripted initial playbook, even if it's only a loose collaboration.

News

  • Review: 'Hey Bartender' serves up a look at the cocktail game

    For all the director's attention to exactitude, the documentary lacks focus and tends to, well, bar hop, leading nowhere in particular. The colorful, fast-paced documentary "Hey Bartender" celebrates the renaissance of the craft cocktail and the men and women who mix them with rock star aplomb. To do so, writer-director Douglas Tirola ("Making the Boys") divertingly goes "behind the stick" (yep ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "Heady stuff, to this day," Dunn added. "Things like, 'He goes left if he's going to drive, otherwise he's going to his right, and will pull up for a jump shot after two dribbles.' Downright Jesuitical in its logic and exactitude."
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Stephen Dunn Source: New York Times

  2. In another case, Chief Justice Reynato Puno said that the commander-in-chief clause "enumerate[s] with exactitude" the "well-crafted powers of the President" but which "can only be used to quell the rebellion."
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Reynato Puno Source: Inquirer.net

  3. As for the merits of the Republicans' request, Whitehouse argued, "I think the notion that absolute exactitude before the bill goes in, when the EPA has come so close to figuring out its economic effects, doesn't make any sense in light of the fact...
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Sheldon Whitehouse Source: New York Times

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