What is exact?

  • (verb): Claim as due or just.
    Synonyms: demand
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exact:

Surgery Exact Sequence - Examples - 1. Homotopy Spheres
... The idea of the surgery exact sequence is implicitly present already in the original article of Kervaire and Milnor on the groups of homotopy spheres ... terminology we have the cobordism group of almost framed manifolds, The surgery exact sequence in this case is an exact sequence of abelian groups ... identifications we have Because the odd-dimensional L-groups are trivial one obtains these exact sequences The results of Kervaire and Milnor are obtained by ...
Surgery Exact Sequence - The Exactness
... Hence it is necessary to explain what is meant when talking about the "exact sequence" ... So the surgery exact sequence is an exact sequence in the following sense ...
Spectral Sequences - Exact Couples
... of spectral sequences is William Massey's method of exact couples ... Exact couples are particularly common in algebraic topology, where there are many spectral sequences for which no other construction is known ... sequences can be constructed using exact couples ...
Society For Exact Philosophy
... The Society for Exact Philosophy (SEP) is a North American organisation that is devoted to the application of exact, rigorous methods in philosophy ...

More definitions of "exact":

  • (verb): Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: claim, take
  • (adj): Marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact.
    Example: "An exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
  • (adj): (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct.
    Synonyms: accurate, precise

Famous quotes containing the word exact:

    Danger lies in the writer becoming the victim of his own exaggeration, losing the exact notion of sincerity, and in the end coming to despise truth itself as something too cold, too blunt for his purpose—as, in fact, not good enough for his insistent emotion. From laughter and tears the descent is easy to snivelling and giggles.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

    The exact objectives of Islam Inc. are obscure. Needless to say everyone involved has a different angle, and they all intend to cross each other up somewhere along the line.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    In the most desirable conditions, the child learns to manage anxiety by being exposed to just the right amounts of it, not much more and not much less. This optimal amount of anxiety varies with the child’s age and temperament. It may also vary with cultural values.... There is no mathematical formula for calculating exact amounts of optimal anxiety. This is why child rearing is an art and not a science.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)