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pre·cise·ly

 (prĭ-sīs′lē)
adv.
1. In a precise manner.
2. Used as an intensive: Inferior equipment was precisely the reason some hikers refused to continue the climb.

precisely

(prɪˈsaɪslɪ)
adv
in a precise manner
sentence substitute
exactly: used to confirm a statement by someone else
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.precisely - indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"
2.precisely - in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself precisely"
imprecisely, inexactly - in an imprecise manner; "he expressed himself imprecisely"
3.precisely - just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

precisely

adverb
1. exactly, bang on, squarely, correctly, absolutely, strictly, accurately, plumb (informal), slap on (informal), square on, on the dot, smack on (informal) The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
2. just so, yes, absolutely, exactly, quite so, you bet (informal), without a doubt, on the button (informal), indubitably `Is that what you meant?' - `Precisely.'
3. just, entirely, absolutely, altogether, exactly, in all respects That is precisely what I suggested.
4. word for word, literally, exactly, to the letter, neither more nor less Please repeat precisely what she said.

precisely

adverb
1. In an exact manner:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
بِالتَحْدِيدبالضَّبْطتماما، بالضَّبْط
přesněsprávně
helt nøjagtigtnetoppræcist
täsmälleen
točno
einmittnákvæmlega
正確に
정확하게
točno
precis
อย่างแม่นยำ
tam olarakDoğruEvet öyleHaklısınıztam
chính xác

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= exactly) → exactamente
we have precisely 17 minutes before the train leavestenemos exactamente 17 minutos antes de que salga el tren
at four o'clock precisely; at precisely four o'clocka las cuatro en punto
precisely!¡exactamente!, ¡efectivamente!
precisely what was it that you wanted?¿qué era lo que quería usted exactamente?
2. (= expressly) → precisamente
he liked her precisely because of her forthrightnessle caía bien precisamente por lo franca que era
3. (= with precision) [calculate, measure] → con precisión
4. (= meticulously) → meticulosamente

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪsli] adv
(= exactly) → précisément
Nobody knows precisely how many people are living in the camp → Personne ne sait précisément combien de personnes vivent dans le camp.
Boil the eggs for precisely four minutes
BUT Faites bouillir les œufs pendant exactement 4 minutes.
It's precisely because ... → C'est précisément parce que ...
at 2 o'clock precisely → à deux heures précises
precisely! → exactement!
(= accurately) [describe, define, time] → précisément

precisely

advgenau; answer, describe, work alsopräzise; use instrumentexakt; at precisely 7 o’clock, at 7 o’clock preciselyPunkt 7 Uhr, genau um 7 Uhr; what precisely do you mean/want?was meinen/wollen Sie eigentlich genau?; but it is precisely because the money supply is …aber gerade deshalb, weil das Kapital … ist; that is precisely why I don’t want itgenau deshalb will ich es nicht; precisely nothinggar nichts; or more preciselyoder genauer

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪslɪ] advcon precisione
at 4 o'clock precisely, at precisely 4 o'clock → alle 4 precise or in punto
what precisely is her job? → che lavoro fa esattamente?
precisely! → precisamente!, proprio così!

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).

precisely

بِالتَحْدِيد přesně præcist genau ακριβώς con precisión täsmälleen précisément točno precisamente 正確に 정확하게 precies presis dokładnie precisamente точно precis อย่างแม่นยำ tam olarak chính xác 正好
References in classic literature ?
All members to appear in uniform and shoulder their brooms at nine precisely.
She never knew precisely what to make of it; at that moment it was impossible for her to guess how much of it was jest and what proportion was earnest.
The result of his experiment had answered all the expectations of his policy; for the Hurons were in no degree exempt from that governing principle of nature, which induces man to value his gifts precisely in the degree that they are appreciated by others.
The House of the Seven Gables, antique as it now looks, was not the first habitation erected by civilized man on precisely the same spot of ground.
From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
She had done for them quite beautifully--she was a most respectable person-- till her death, the great awkwardness of which had, precisely, left no alternative but the school for little Miles.
Some years ago--never mind how long precisely --having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.
By the time this cautious search is over, a stout iron-bound bucket, precisely like a well-bucket, has been attached to one end of the whip; while the other end, being stretched across the deck, is there held by two or three alert hands.
He gave me a Southern smile and shrug of comprehension, as one acquainted with affairs of the heart,--which was a relief after the cockney tramp's impudent expression of, no doubt, a precisely similar sentiment.
Before entering upon so grave a matter as the destruction of our national fabric, with all its benefits, its memories, and its hopes, would it not be wise to ascertain precisely why we do it?
To this I likewise added much respecting the substance, the situation, the motions, and all the different qualities of these heavens and stars; so that I thought I had said enough respecting them to show that there is nothing observable in the heavens or stars of our system that must not, or at least may not appear precisely alike in those of the system which I described.
It is precisely because such phrases are not part of the current idiom that they give distinction to the style.