In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(precise)(time/size/date/number) exacto23, to be exact — 23, para ser exactos / 23, concretamente
- this is the exact spot — este es el sitio exacto / el lugar preciso
- those were her exact words — esas fueron sus palabras textuales
2(accurate)(description/definition) precisoan exact science — una ciencia exacta
- she has a very exact memory for detail — tiene muy buena memoria para los detalles
1as intensifier the exact same dress/place — el mismísimo vestido/lugar
1(obtain)(promise) arrancarthe price they exacted from us — el precio que nos hicieron pagar
- he exacted his revenge — se vengó
- Officials also need to establish an exact definition of which unmarried partners should be entitled to pension benefits.
- This is because pension trustees have a lot more discretion on deciding the exact definition of a ‘dependant’ in this situation.
- We are endeavouring to establish the exact details of what has happened.
- And the thought is we can pull down the nebulous notion of beauty and make it exact and precise when we tie it to the notion of function; but in fact this doesn't work very well.
- They've also confirmed the exact details of their site in Waterford.
- The team's remit has also been to establish the exact chronology of events and actions taken following the confirmation of the case on April 21.
- Instead of using exact results, we approximated the chop zone probabilities by bounding the number of indel events, and the indel lengths per event.
- Again, these results are exact, not approximations.
- Recent advances in our understanding of Palaeozoic tectonics, and in the precise dating of tectonic events require exact definitions of terminology.
- Every move is exact, precise, has purpose, shows rather than alludes, directs rather than suggests, shapes rather than evokes.
- Generally, however, the difference between the exact and approximate solutions is not large, and overall trends are maintained.
- He could not confirm exact details about the gases which did escape but said they were not thought to be highly toxic.
- He gives precise details of the exact altitude of various well known stars at the moment of first contact.
- You can also adjust three bars, like a graphic equaliser, controlling how recently the page was updated, how popular the site is and whether it is an exact or approximate word match.
- As time progressed and more and more constraints and policies were put into force we became more and more aware of the need for exact and very precise entries in these documents.
- Astrophysicists can search for shadows by applying Newton's method, a mathematical way to refine approximate solutions into exact ones.
- The photos above come to you from Germany, near the border with France, at approximately the exact center of Western Europe.
- Both exact and approximate solutions to the problem have been developed.
- In the second book he gave exact and approximate methods to construct regular polygons.
- At an inquest into his death last November, a post-mortem examination failed to establish an exact cause of death but it was confirmed there were no suspicious injuries.
- Dr Freeman found that the main facade was relatively intact, although a flank wall needed to be rebuilt, some surviving bricks being chemically analysed to enable exact replicas to be made.
- The apartment was extremely close to being an exact replica of the Scott's.
- Except for the school chaplain, who harped on about how Sunny was the exact replica of all the other students at the school, and so proud of the school motto… yeah right.
- Carefully mocked up on City of York Council headed notepaper, the letter that landed on our desk is an exact replica of those sent out to local residents asking for comments on a new planning application.
- The 1996 election was almost an exact replica of the 1992 one.
- He has, apparently, perfected a procedure that can re-impregnate Jessie with an exact genetic replica of her son.
- I felt like a monkey in a cage to be correctly exact.
- It is an exact replica of the fountain in Versailles, just twice as large, and with those measurements it is one of the largest free-standing fountains in the world.
- The PCA spokesman said the weapon used by Larkins, who was unemployed, was an 8mm blank-firing weapon that was an exact replica of a police Glock handgun.
- The word ‘copy’ implies an exact replica in size and detail.
- I have since purchased exact, working replicas of Jerry and Knuck, which sit around my house and do a great job of scaring my maid every single time she walks into the room.
- A particular target is expected to be descendants of Scots living in the United States where an exact replica of Burns' birthplace has been built in a park in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Although, there are no mixing flaws, one could always criticize it for track selection and the fact that you know this CD is an exact replica of the set he is repeating city after city.
- The Lascaux cave was closed to the public in 1963, but an exact replica has been constructed 200 metres away for visitors to see.
- The Viking museum in Roskilde has recently completed an exact replica of an 11 th century Irish built longship which will soon set sail to Ireland.
- And the oval office in this library is the exact replica.
- The member did not read out correctly either the exact quote of what the Minister said or what is written here on the Order Paper.
- Alongside the Earl will be the Matthew of Bristol, an exact replica of the original ship captained by John Cabot more than 500 years ago that is believed to have made it to America before Columbus.
- The Legacy Lantern stands an impressive 2.5 metres high and is an exact replica of the Legacy symbol (a torch with a wreath of laurel).
- The model, which is currently being built to a scale of 1 to 50, is an exact replica of the the Admiral's flagship, and will be completed in May.
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