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English Dictionary: Precise by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Precise
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
    Antonym(s): imprecise
  2. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
    Synonym(s): accurate, exact, precise
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Precise \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[82]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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