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

Anagrams for precise »

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  2. Pierces

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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. Joe Votel:

    What we are always trying to do is to minimize the risk to our force and to accomplishment of the missions, so training and rehearsing for these things is extraordinarily important for us, after we've gone through all the processes of briefing our leadership and gaining the appropriate approvals, then it's about precise execution. And an expectation that our people are going to do what they've been trained to do.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The "Pi Moment" of this century is on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53, because Pi = 3.141592653. First 10 digits of Pi come together, in the same sequence, at that precise moment, on March 14 this year, at 9:26:53. You don't have to be a Nerd to celebrate "Pi Moment".....but sometimes it helps!

  3. Matthew Davis:

    As physicians nurses and public health officials engage hesitant parents to encourage them to vaccinate, it’s important to understand the full spectrum of reasons why parents are concerned about the risks of vaccines, when the precise reasons are clear there can be a respectful and effective conversation about the balance of benefits and risks.

  4. Reverand Eunice Santana Melecio:

    At this precise moment, there are people all over the island ... who are enduring physical pain.

  5. Du Val:

    Instead of 10, 20 or 100 engineers who apply to work with you, we give you one or two, and we’re very careful and precise about who we send you, so that you have a great experience, our average ratio of people we send who get accepted is 1.7 to 1. Successful staffing companies have a ratio—that they’re proud of—of about 15 to 1.

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