What does precise mean?

Definitions for precise
prɪˈsaɪspre·cise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word precise.

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.]

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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

Anagrams for precise »

  1. pierces, recipes

  2. Pierces

  3. Recipes

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. Bryan Fry:

    It's potent but very precise.

  2. Amanda Ladd:

    It's very slow, very precise, very fluid.

  3. Erik Brown:

    I've never seen anything that's so precise or to the point.

  4. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    I think it's very hard to be very precise about these numbers.

  5. Larry Kudlow:

    The details will be down the road. These things are not so precise.

Images & Illustrations of precise

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