What does Precision mean?

Definitions for Precision
prɪˈsɪʒ ənpre·ci·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preciseness, precisionnoun

    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"


  1. precisionnoun

    the state of being precise or exact; exactness

  2. precisionnoun

    the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently

  3. precisionnoun

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

  4. precisionadjective

    used for exact or precise measurement

  5. precisionadjective

    made, or characterized by accuracy

  6. Etymology: From precision.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Precisionnoun

    Exact limitation.

    Etymology: precision, Fr.

    He that thinks of being in general, thinks never of any particular species of being; unless he can think of it with and without precision at the same time. John Locke.

    I have left out the utmost precisions of fractions in these computations as not necessary; these whole numbers shewing well enough the difference of the value of guineas. John Locke.

    I was unable to treat this part more in detail, without sacrificing perspicuity to ornament, without wandering from the precision or breaking the chain of reasoning. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precisionnoun

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. precision

    Exact limitation, scrupulous observance of certain given rules.

Editors Contribution

  1. precision

    Accurate and exact.

    The precision engineering company make metal tool plates for plastic components.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Precision in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Precision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Precision in a Sentence

  1. Frank Kendall:

    I became alarmed as soon as I started seeing technical intelligence reports on China’s modernization programs. I could say the same of Russia’s modernization programs as well. We came out of the Cold War with a very dominant military. We demonstrated that military conclusively in the first Gulf War and we used it effectively against any conventional force since. Since 2001 we’ve been involved in counter insurgency, the precision-munitions revolution that we demonstrated has been emulated by others.

  2. Stuart Scott:

    When we talk about precision medicine and things like that, it's very important to remember to consider all variables and not just genetics.

  3. North Carolina new governor:

    Today's announcement is good news for North Carolina voters, we need to be making it easier to vote, not harder -- and the court found this law sought to discriminate against African-American voters with 'surgical precision.' I will continue to work to protect the right of every legal, registered North Carolinian to participate in our democratic process.

  4. Michael Underhill:

    Precision leads to efficiency, efficiency leads to decreased usage, decreased usage leads to decreased margins or margin compression, and that will lead to companies getting leaner and meaner.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    They have made it harder for African-Americans to vote, as one court said,' discriminated with surgical precision.'.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. depend
    • B. carry
    • C. blur
    • D. conceal

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