Definition of Precise

1. Adjective. Sharply exact or accurate or delimited. "Arrived at the precise moment"


2. Adjective. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct. "A precise measurement"
Exact synonyms: Accurate, Exact
Similar to: Correct, Right
Derivative terms: Exactness, Preciseness

Definition of Precise

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

Definition of Precise

1. Adjective. exact, accurate ¹

2. Adjective. (sciences) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precise

1. sharply and clearly defined or stated [adj -CISER, -CISEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precise

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Literary usage of Precise

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"precise LEVELING METHODS.* — The particular method employed in precise leveling work depends upon the type of instrument used, upon the rod, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"precise Level Diagnosis of Lesions in the Spinal Cord (Segmented Diagnosis) Our knowledge of motor, sensory, reflex, and visceral representation in the ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"A NEW METHOD FOR THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF SOLUTIONS BY precise THERMOMETRY. ... The method depends upon noting the precise temperature at which the ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"... WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR THE USE OF A MORE precise TERMINOLOGY DISEASES of the pituitary gland possess a peculiar interest not only for the internist, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The precise question of permitting a plea to the jurisdiction after ... It is not a precise, distinct, or a formal plea, but it denies the truth of the ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"... precise amounts of fluids into animals is excellent. In the practical application of this method certain difficulties have however been encountered, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Probably the most ancient library of which With regard to pagan Rome and Greece we have more precise evidence. Pisistratus is said to have* formed a library ..."

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