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precise

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1 meeting the highest standard of accuracy
  • a machine which takes very precise measurements
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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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on target, on the money

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