precisely

adverb pre·cise·ly \ pri-ˈsīs-lē \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of precisely

: exactly
  • precisely two o'clock
sometimes used as an intensive
  • was popular precisely because he was so kind

Examples of precisely in a Sentence

  1. I feel precisely the same way as you do.

  2. measured the length of the board precisely

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First Known Use of precisely

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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