a very steep cliff
A very steep cliff.
The brink of a dangerous situation.
to stand on a precipice
A headlong fall or descent.
Origin: First attested in 1598, from *, from praeceps, from prae + caput. First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.
a sudden or headlong fall
a headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff
Origin: [F. prcipice, L. praecipitium, fr. praeceps, -cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput, capitis, the head. See Pre-, and Chief.]
"Precipice" is the second part of the third season premiere and 35th episode of the re-imagined American science fiction drama television series Battlestar Galactica. The episode was written by re-imagined creator Ronald D. Moore, and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. It first aired on October 6, 2006 on the Sci-Fi Channel along with the preceding episode "Occupation". In "Precipice", the Cylons respond to the suicide attack in the previous episode by rounding up several civilians believed to be affiliated with the resistance, and later decide to have them executed. Meanwhile, Galactica is to send a squadron to meet with the resistance on New Caprica. Unlike most episodes, it does not include a survivor count. Since "Occupation" revolved around the resistance, "Precipice" focused more on the New Caprica Police and Jammer's role in it. The producers also decided to release the Sharon model imprisoned on Galactica. During the writing process, Moore included references to Seinfeld and The Great Escape. The episode was seen by 2.2 million viewers and received universal acclaim from critics. In addition, Moore's writing of the episode was nominated for an Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pres′i-pis, n. a very steep place: any steep descent: a perpendicular bank or cliff.—adj. Precip′itous, like a precipice: very steep: hasty: rash.—adv. Precip′itously.—n. Precip′itousness. [Fr.,—L. præcipitium—præceps, præcipitis, headlong—præ, before, caput, capitis, the head.]
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The numerical value of precipice in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of precipice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of precipice in a Sentence
The UK's aerospace sector now stands at the precipice.
Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market or the precipice.
The edge of a precipice... That is the place where man sits throughout his life!
Eagle rises to the top of the precipice with its wings; man, to the top of the honour, with his morals!
Life is the art of finding or building a bridge with a great determination every time you come across a precipice!
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- precipiciCatalan, Valencian
- malkar, amildegiBasque
- jyrkänne, kalliojyrkänneFinnish
- baratro, burrone, precipizio, dirupoItalian
- 断崖, 絶壁Japanese
- râpă, prăpăstie, genuneRomanian
- пропасть, обрывRussian
- vách đáVietnamese
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