: cutting off, separating, or defining one thing or person from all others
precisive censure
precisive abstraction
: having or marked by precision or exactness

Word History


in sense 1, from Latin praecisus + English -ive; in sense 2, from precis(ion) + -ive

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“Precisive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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