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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·act·ing /ɪgˈzæktɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·act, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exacting.]  To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one.
    He said into them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.   --Luke. iii. 13.
 Years of servise past
 From grateful souls exact reward at last   --Dryden.
 My designs
 Exact me in another place.   --Massinger.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·act·ing, a. Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe. “A temper so exacting.” --T. Arnold -- Ex*act*ing*ly, adv. -- Ex*act*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having complicated nutritional requirements; especially
             growing only in special artificial cultures;
             "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly
             specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their
             requirements" [syn: fastidious] [ant: unfastidious]
      2: severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting
         instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
         [syn: stern, strict]
      3: requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more
         exigent over his pronunciation" [syn: exigent]