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PRECISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does precise mean? 

PRECISE (adjective)
  The adjective PRECISE has 2 senses:

1. sharply exact or accurate or delimited
2. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

  Familiarity information: PRECISE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRECISE (adjective)


Sense 1precise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sharply exact or accurate or delimited

Context examples:

a precise mind / specified a precise amount / arrived at the precise moment

Similar:

pinpoint (meticulously precise)

on the button; on the nose (being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion)

nice; skillful (done with delicacy and skill)

microscopic (extremely precise with great attention to details)

meticulous; punctilious (marked by precise accordance with details)

finespun; hairsplitting (developed in excessively fine detail)

fine (minutely precise especially in differences in meaning)

dead (unerringly accurate)

very (precisely as stated)

Also:

specific ((sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique)

exact (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact)

distinct (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined)

accurate (conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy)

Antonym:

imprecise (not precise)


Sense 2precise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

Synonyms:

accurate; exact; precise

Context examples:

a precise image / a precise measurement

Similar:

correct; right (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth)


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