precise

  • 1 Precise — Pre*cise , a. [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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 precise — ► ADJECTIVE 1) marked by exactness of expression or detail. 2) very attentive to detail. 3) exact; particular: at that precise moment. DERIVATIVES precisely adverb preciseness noun. USAGE Strictly speaking, pre …

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  • 3 precise — [adj1] exact, accurate absolute, actual, categorical, circumscribed, clear cut, correct, decisive, definite, determinate, explicit, express, fixed, individual, limited, literal, narrow, nice, on the button*, on the money*, on the nose*,… …

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  • 4 precise — [prē sīs′, prisīs′] adj. [MFr précis < L praecisus, pp. of praecidere, to cut off, be brief < prae , before (see PRE ) + caedere, to cut (see CIDE)] 1. strictly defined; accurately stated; definite 2. speaking definitely or distinctly 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 precise — I adjective accurate, careful, clean cut, clear cut, close, correct, critical, defined, definite, detailed, determinate, diligens, distinct, elegans, even, exact, explicit, express, faithful, fastidious, faultless, finical, finicky, flawless,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 précisé — précisé, ée (pré si zé, zée) part. passé de préciser. Une époque précisée. Des circonstances précisées …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 precise — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. précis condensed, cut short (14c.), from M.L. precisus, from L. praecisus abridged, cut off, pp. of praecidere to cut off, shorten, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + caedere to cut (see CEMENT (Cf …

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  • 8 precise — exact, accurate, Correct, nice, right Analogous words: definite, express, Cxplicit: strict, *rigid, rigorous, stringent Antonyms: loose Contrasted words: lax, slack (see LOOSE): Careless, heedless …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 precise — pre|cise W3 [prıˈsaıs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: précis, from Latin praecisus, from praecidere to cut off ] 1.) precise information, details etc are exact, clear, and correct = ↑exact ▪ precise sales figures ▪ It was difficult to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 precise — [[t]prɪsa͟ɪs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n (emphasis) You use precise to emphasize that you are referring to an exact thing, rather than something vague. I can remember the precise moment when my daughter came to see me and her new baby brother in… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 precise — pre|cise [ prı saıs ] adjective * 1. ) exact and accurate: Lara was able to tell me everything that had happened in precise detail. There is no precise definition of a storm. Can you be a little more precise? The precise date and place of his… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 precise — precisely, adv. preciseness, n. /pri suys /, adj. 1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions. 2. being exactly that and neither more nor less: a precise temperature; a precise amount. 3. being just that and no other:… …

    Universalium

  • 13 precise */*/ — UK [prɪˈsaɪs] / US adjective 1) a) exact and accurate Lara was able to tell me everything that had happened in precise detail. There is no precise definition of a storm. Can you be a bit more precise? The precise date and place of his birth are… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 précise — ● précis, précise adjectif (latin praecisus, taillé) Se dit d un instrument capable de donner de façon quasi immuable le même résultat lorsqu on répète plusieurs fois la même mesure. Qui ne laisse place ni à l approximation, ni à l incertitude,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 15 precise — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ These estimates will become more precise. ▪ make sth ▪ We ve tried to make the process as precise as possible …

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  • 16 precise — 01. You need to be more [precise] in telling us what the problem is if you want us to help you. 02. The earthquake occurred at [precisely] 9:02 this morning. 03. She carved the turkey with the [precision] of a surgeon. 04. No one knows… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 precise*/ — [prɪˈsaɪs] adj exact and accurate The precise date and place of his birth are unknown.[/ex] Lara was able to tell me everything that had happened in precise detail.[/ex] • to be precise used for saying that the information that you are giving… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 precise — pre•cise [[t]prɪˈsaɪs[/t]] adj. 1) definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions[/ex] 2) being that one and no other: the precise dress I wanted[/ex] 3) exact in expressing oneself 4) carefully distinct: precise… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 precise — Synonyms and related words: absolute, accurate, appreciative, attentive, authentic, be precise, careful, censorious, certain, choicy, choosy, circumscribed, close, concrete, conscientious, constant, correct, critical, defined, definite, delicate …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 precise — adjective 1) precise measurements Syn: exact, accurate, correct, specific, detailed, explicit, unambiguous, definite Ant: inaccurate 2) at that precise moment the car stopped Syn …

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