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precise

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1 meeting the highest standard of accuracy
  • a machine which takes very precise measurements of brain tumors

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2 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard
  • gave very precise answers to the members of the investigative committee

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3 being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent
  • gave him the precise amount that he owed him

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4 following an original exactly
  • a precise translation of the original Greek

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5 of a particular or exact sort
  • at that precise moment the lights went out

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correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error. correct answers socially correct dress accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care. an accurate description exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth. exact measurements precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation. precise calibration nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination. makes nice distinctions right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault. the right thing to do

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The first known use of precise was in the 15th century

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“Precise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/precise. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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