What does precision mean?

Definitions for precision
prɪˈsɪʒ ənpre·ci·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preciseness, precision(noun)

    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. precision(Noun)

    the state of being precise or exact; exactness

    Etymology: From precision.

  2. precision(Noun)

    the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently

    Etymology: From precision.

  3. precision(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From precision.

  4. precision(Adjective)

    used for exact or precise measurement

    Etymology: From precision.

  5. precision(Adjective)

    made, or characterized by accuracy

    Etymology: From precision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precision(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precision' in Nouns Frequency: #2712

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How to say precision in sign language?

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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. Mica Endsley:

    We want to put those capabilities in to a system that will move from something like 10 kilowatts up to 100 kilowatts — up to greater power. We will work on things like guidance, control and precision.

  2. Aristotle:

    It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

  3. Steve Pitstick:

    Precision Planting was Precision Planting, when they were privately held, they were bringing us two or three new things a year that were great.

  4. Frank Kendall:

    I became alarmed as soon as I started seeing technical intelligence reports on China’s modernization programs. I could say the same of Russia’s modernization programs as well. We came out of the Cold War with a very dominant military. We demonstrated that military conclusively in the first Gulf War and we used it effectively against any conventional force since. Since 2001 we’ve been involved in counter insurgency, the precision-munitions revolution that we demonstrated has been emulated by others.

  5. Pieter Dorrestein:

    It's well known that these microbial communities have an impact on health and disease ... we have an opportunity to think about precision medicine.

Images & Illustrations of precision

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