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mountain

BrE /ˈmaʊntən/

NAmE /ˈmaʊntn/
noun
1. a very high hill, often with rocks near the top
2.mountain of something (informal) a very large amount or number of something
There is still snow on the mountain tops.
We spent a week walking in the mountains.

exact

BrE/ ɪɡˈzækt/

NAmE /ɪɡˈzækt/

adjective

synonym precise

noun

1.correct in every detail

2.(of people) very accurate and careful about details

3.(of a science) using accurate measurements and following set rules

We need to know the exact time the incident occurred.

The colours were an exact match.



  • BrE stands for British English.
  • The meaning of sb/sth is somebody/something.  
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BrE means British English in the dictionary.

The word exact have three different meanings.

They are,

  1. to express or represent something such as an idea thought,  or the fact.
  2. used to add emphasis to what you are saying

The word 'sb' stands for somebody and 'sth' stands for something.

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