What does precise mean?

Definitions for precise
prɪˈsaɪspre·cise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precise(adj)

    sharply exact or accurate or delimited

    "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"

  2. accurate, exact, precise(adj)

    (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

    "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"

Wiktionary

  1. precise(Adjective)

    exact, accurate

  2. precise(Adjective)

    Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precise(adj)

    having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality

  2. Precise(adj)

    strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precise

    prē-sīs′, adj. definite: exact: not vague: just of the right amount or measure: adhering too much to rule: excessively nice, punctilious, prim.—adv. Precise′ly.—ns. Precise′ness; Preci′sian, an over-precise person: a formalist: a puritan; Preci′sianism; Preci′sianist, Preci′sionist, a precisian; Preci′sion, quality of being precise: exactness: accuracy.—v.t. Preci′sionise, to make precise.—adj. Precī′sive, cutting off: pertaining to precision. [Fr. précis—L. præcisus, pa.p. of præcidĕrepræ, before, cædĕre, to cut.]

Editors Contribution

  1. precise

    Exact and accurate.

    They received the precise amount of goods in their order and are grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3358

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precise' in Adjectives Frequency: #461

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of precise in a Sentence

  1. James Nash:

    It will cost states millions( we don't have a more precise number) to come up with their 25 percent match, during a time when state budgets already are under unprecedented strain.

  2. Paulina Salminen:

    You can't really do a CT scan on pregnant women, so you can't really have the precise diagnosis, so to be on the safe side those patients would probably have to undergo appendectomy.

  3. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne:

    We can't go into these discussions with a precise idea of what FCA wants. We're learning, just as they are learning.

  4. Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne:

    We have parallel conversations with many players who are outside the auto sector at the moment, we can't go into these discussions with a precise idea of what FCA wants. We're learning, just as they are learning.

  5. Radi Saad:

    The targeting was very precise, they were in the centre and ready to respond. When they heard warplanes in the area they did not think they would be the target.

Images & Illustrations of precise

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