precise

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Precise \Pre*cise"\, adjective [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr['e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.]

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

The law in this point is not precise. --Bacon.

For the hour precise Exacts our parting hence. --Milton.

2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious. --Addison.

He was ever precise in promise-keeping. --Shak.

Syn: Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous; punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See {Accurate}. -- {Pre*cise"ly}, adverb -- {Pre*cise"ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

precise

adjective

1: sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment" [ant: {imprecise}]

2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement" [syn: {accurate}, {exact}, {precise}]


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