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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 [precisely] how many immigrants to our country end up returning to their homeland.
05. The meeting began at [precisely] 3:00.
06. I can't remember [precisely] when I saw her, but it wasn't very long ago.
07. His measurements were somewhat [imprecise], so we had to do them over again.
08. Writer John Cheever once said, "I can't write without a reader. It's [precisely] like a kiss; you can't do it alone."
09. Tycho Brahe accumulated 20 years of [precise] measurements of the positions of the Earth, moon and sun.
10. Without using [precision] instruments, a Greek mathematician measured the radius of earth in the third century B.C., and came within 1 percent of the value determined by today's technology.
11. You need to be a little more [precise] in your measurements because the walls of your birdhouse don't fit together very well.
12. Captain Cook visited Tahiti four times between 1769 and 1777, and drew a [precise] map of the island.
13. A Japanese proverb observes that it is [precisely] the uncertainty of this world that makes life worth living.
14. Many living creatures are very [precisely] adapted to particular ways of life.
15. The price we quoted you is somewhat [imprecise] at the moment because you haven't given us all the information we need.

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  • 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

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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*,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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