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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"

Wiktionary

  1. precisionnoun

    the state of being precise or exact; exactness

    Etymology: From precision.

  2. precisionnoun

    the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently

    Etymology: From precision.

  3. precisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From precision.

  4. precisionadjective

    used for exact or precise measurement

    Etymology: From precision.

  5. precisionadjective

    made, or characterized by accuracy

    Etymology: From precision.

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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Numerology

  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. Anthony Atala:

    The printing gives you scalability, because you can scale a technology up instead of making them by hand, it gives you reproducibility, because you can print them in the same manner every time, and it gives you precision, because it can precisely place the cells where you need them, it will eventually decrease the cost of the production of these technologies, because you're automating the process.

  2. Lisa Jackson:

    Tungsten from the iPhone alert module can be used to make a precision cutting tool and the silver from the motherboard can be used in a solar panel, ultimately our goal is to create breakthroughs that allow us to use high-quality materials in our own products.

  3. Jan Maarten de Vries:

    By the end of 2015 we want to have new high-precision maps for automated driving for all freeways and freeway-like roads in Germany.

  4. Kevin Lewis:

    Its something that I had thought about it for a long time, i didnt expect to have precision that was high enough to be able to use for science purposes. But I started looking into the data and calibrating out some of the complicating factors, like temperature and some other variables. And, lo and behold, it got to the point where the precision was actually scientifically meaningful.

  5. Barack Obama:

    I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine - one that delivers the right treatment at the right time, tonight, I'm launching a new precision medicine initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes - and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.

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