Definition of precise
- at just that precise moment
Be sure to take precise measurements before you cut the cloth.
The dating of very old materials has become more precise with new instruments.
The word has a very precise meaning.
Can you find a more precise term than “good” to describe the movie?
Could you be a little more precise about what happened?
She is very precise in her work.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: very accurate and exact
—used to refer to an exact and particular time, location, etc.
: very careful and exact about the details of something
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