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precision

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noun pre·ci·sion \pri-ˈsi-zhən\

Simple Definition of precision

  • : the quality of being precise : exactness or accuracy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of precision

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being precise :  exactness

  2. 2 a :  the degree of refinement with which an operation is performed or a measurement stated — compare accuracy 2b b :  the accuracy (as in binary or decimal places) with which a number can be represented usually expressed in terms of the number of computer words available for representation <double precision arithmetic permits the representation of an expression by two computer words>

  3. 3 :  relevance 2

precisionist

play \-ˈsi-zhə-nist, -ˈsizh-nist\ noun

Examples of precision in a sentence

  1. I admire the precision of her work.

  2. <the company that measures TV ratings prides itself on the precision of its calculations>



1740

First Known Use of precision

1740


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precision

adjective pre·ci·sion

Simple Definition of precision

  • : designed for very accurate measurement or operation

  • : done in a very careful and exact way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of precision

  1. 1 :  adapted for extremely accurate measurement or operation

  2. 2 :  held to low tolerance in manufacture

  3. 3 :  marked by precision of execution

Examples of precision in a sentence

  1. The airplane made a precision approach for landing.



1875

First Known Use of precision

1875


PRECISION Defined for Kids

precision

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noun pre·ci·sion \pri-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of precision for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being precise or exact :  accuracy <The lines were drawn with great precision.>





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