Definitions for precisionprɪˈsɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•ci•sionprɪˈsɪʒ ən(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being precise.

  2. mechanical or scientific exactness:

    a lens ground with precision.

  3. strict observance; punctiliousness.

  4. Math. the degree to which the correctness of a quantity is expressed.

    Category: Math

    Ref: Compare accuracy (def. 3). 3

  5. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characterized by precision:

    precision instruments.

Origin of precision:

1630–40; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. preciseness, precision(noun)

    the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance

    "he handled it with the preciseness of an automaton"; "note the meticulous precision of his measurements"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. precision(noun)ɪˈsɪʒ ən

    the quality of being precise

    the precision of the measuring instruments; the precision of the surgeon's work


  1. precision(Noun)

    the state of being precise or exact; exactness

  2. precision(Noun)

    the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently

  3. precision(Noun)

    the number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably

  4. precision(Adjective)

    used for exact or precise measurement

  5. precision(Adjective)

    made, or characterized by accuracy

  6. Origin: From precision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precision(noun)

    the quality or state of being precise; exact limitation; exactness; accuracy; strict conformity to a rule or a standard; definiteness

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precision' in Nouns Frequency: #2712

Translations for precision

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


exactness; accuracy

He spoke with great precision; (also adjective) precision tools (=tools used for obtaining very accurate results).

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