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pre·cise

 (prĭ-sīs′)
adj.
1. Clearly expressed or delineated; definite: The victim gave a precise description of the suspect.
2. Exact, as in performance, execution, or amount; accurate or correct: a precise measurement; a precise instrument.
3. Strictly distinguished from others; very: at that precise moment.
4. Distinct and correct in sound or meaning: precise pronunciation; precise prose.
5. Conforming strictly to rule or proper form: "The setting up of this Maypole was a lamentable spectacle to the precise separatists that lived at New Plymouth" (Thomas Morton).

[Middle English, exact, from Old French precis, condensed, precisely fixed, from Latin praecīsus, past participle of praecīdere, to shorten : prae-, pre- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·cise′ness n.

precise

(prɪˈsaɪs)
adj
1. strictly correct in amount or value: a precise sum.
2. designating a certain thing and no other; particular: this precise location.
3. using or operating with total accuracy: precise instruments.
4. strict in observance of rules, standards, etc: a precise mind.
[C16: from French précis, from Latin praecīdere to curtail, from prae before + caedere to cut]
preˈciseness n

pre•cise

(prɪˈsaɪs)

adj.
1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
2. being that one and no other: the precise dress I wanted.
3. exact in expressing oneself.
4. carefully distinct: precise articulation.
5. exact in measuring, recording, etc.: a precise instrument.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin praecīsus curtailed, brief]
pre•cise′ly, adv.
pre•cise′ness, n.
syn: See correct.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
accurate - conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
imprecise - not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional"
2.precise - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth precise - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"

precise

precise

adjective
1. Clearly, fully, and sometimes emphatically expressed:
2. Having no errors:
4. Strictly distinguished from others:
5. Marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form:
Translations
بِالضَبْطدَقيق، مُحْكَم، حذِرمَضْبوط
přesnýprecizní
præcisnøjagtigomhyggelig
tarkka
precizan
pontos
akkúrat, nákvæmurnákvæmur
正確な
정확한
būtent taipprecizinispreciziškumas
akurātsprecīzs
natančen
precisnoggrann
แม่นยำ
chính xác

precise

[prɪˈsaɪs] ADJ
1. (= exact) [description, figure, measurements] → exacto; [instructions] → preciso; [details, information] → concreto
he didn't give a precise dateno precisó la fecha
the timing had to be very precisehabía que calcular el tiempo con mucha precisión
there were five, to be precisepara ser exacto or preciso, fueron cinco
can you be more precise?¿puedes ser más concreto?
at that precise momenten ese preciso instante
it achieved the precise opposite of what we intendedcon ello se consiguió exactamente or justamente lo contrario de lo que queríamos
2. (= meticulous) → meticuloso

precise

[prɪˈsaɪs] adj
(= exact) [location, details, figure, definition, measurements, instructions, plans] → précis(e)
at that precise moment → à cet instant précis
the precise moment when → le moment précis
to be precise adv (= in fact) → pour être précis
[person] → précis(e)
He's very precise in everything he does → Il est très précis dans tout ce qu'il fait.

precise

adj
genau; answer, description alsopräzise; at that precise momentgenau in dem Augenblick; this was the precise amount I neededdas war genau or exakt der Betrag, den ich brauchte; please be more precisedrücken Sie sich bitte etwas genauer or deutlicher aus; but was it this precise colour?aber war es genau diese Farbe?; 18, to be precise18, um genau zu sein; or, to be more precise, …oder, um es genauer zu sagen, …; in that precise voice of herspräzise or exakt, wie sie nun einmal spricht; these precise British accentsdie akzentuierte Aussprache der Briten
(= meticulous) workerexakt, genau, präzise

precise

[prɪˈsaɪs] adj (gen) → preciso/a (pej) (over precise) → pignolo/a, pedante
there were 5, to be precise → ce n'erano 5, per essere precisi
at that precise moment → in quel preciso istante
he's very precise in everything he does → è sempre molto preciso in quello che fa
a precise old lady → una vecchietta meticolosa

precise

(priˈsais) adjective
1. exact. Give me his precise words; precise instructions; a precise translation.
2. careful to be accurate and exact in manner, speech etc. He is always very precise.
preˈciseness noun
preˈcisely adverb
1. exactly. at midday precisely; Precisely what do you mean?; He spoke very precisely.
2. used to express complete agreement. `So you think we should wait until tomorrow?' `Precisely.'
preˈcision (-ˈsiʒən) noun
exactness; accuracy. He spoke with great precision; (also adjective) precision tools (=tools used for obtaining very accurate results).

precise

بِالضَبْط přesný præcis präzise ακριβής preciso tarkka précis precizan preciso 正確な 정확한 precies nøyaktig dokładny preciso точный precis แม่นยำ tam chính xác 精确的

precise

a. preciso-a, correcto-a.

precise

adj preciso
References in classic literature ?
At the precise moment when his ungainly person came under the observation of the scout, in the manner just mentioned, the woodsman himself, though in his assumed character, was the subject of the solitary being's profounded reflections.
The minister had inquired of Hester, with no little interest, the precise time at which the vessel might be expected to depart.
Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic.
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter to be over curious touching the precise nature of the whale spout.
There were several kinds and sizes of jets, and after a certain precise quantity had come out, each stopped automatically, and the wonderful machine made a turn, and took the can under another jet, and so on, until it was filled neatly to the brim, and pressed tightly, and smoothed off.
The grave, precise, and courtly ceremony with which the thing is conducted, invests it with a sort of antique charm.
It is to be feared that there is some truth in this homely illustration, and Miss Miranda's dread as to her future responsibilities had some foundation, though not of the precise sort she had in mind.
He had been so fortunate as to I forget the precise wordsone has no business to remember them.
It was an advantage that could not be too gratefully acknowledged, nor too speedily made use of; and the visit to Lady Middleton, which had not before had any precise limits, was instantly discovered to have been always meant to end in two days' time.
My old enemies have not beaten me; now would be the precise time to revenge myself on their representatives: I could do it; and none could hinder me.
The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.