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Meaning of PRECISE

Pronunciation:  pri'sIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  exact in performance or amount; strictly correct; "a precise instrument"; "a precise measurement"
  2. [adj]  sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"

PRECISE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: accurate, correct, dead, exact, fine, finespun, hairsplitting, meticulous, microscopic, nice, on the button, on the nose, pinpoint(a), punctilious, right, skillful, very(a)
 Antonyms: imprecise
 See Also: distinct, specific



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*cise"\, a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise,
p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae
before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr['e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.]
1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined
   or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal;
   as, precise rules of morality.

         The law in this point is not precise. --Bacon.

         For the hour precise Exacts our parting hence.

2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or
   exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal;
   ceremonious. --Addison.

         He was ever precise in promise-keeping. --Shak.

Syn: Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous;
     punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See {Accurate}.
     -- {Pre*cise"ly}, adv. -- {Pre*cise"ness}, n.

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