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precise meaning

EN[prɪˈsaɪs] [-aɪs]
WPrecise
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    Definition of precise in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGprecisesPRprecisingPT, PPprecisedPREpré-SUF-ise
    1. (used by non-native speakers or in jargons) VT To make or render precise.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore preciseSUPmost precise
      1. Exact, accurate.
        1. A memory is "precise" when the occurrences that would verify it are narrowly circumscribed: for instance, "I met Jones" is precise as compared to "I met a man." A memory is "accurate" when it is both precise and true, i.e. in the above instance, if it was Jones I met.
      2. (sciences) Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
        1. Risk is everywhere. [ …] For each [kind] there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you. “The Norm Chronicles” [ …] aims to help data-phobes find their way through this blizzard of risks.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • ouldn't tell his precise age, but he was fiftyish. ‎
        • The tall, elegant Mr. Burnett unfurled his limbs in the precise yet fluid phrasing employed by voguers.
        • In order to determine the orientation of permeable joint zones, the evaluation of the borehole televiewer data allows a precise measurement of the planar discontinuities at the borehole wall.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        1. en precisely
        2. en precised
        3. en preciser
        4. en precisest
        5. en preciseness
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        Meaning of precise for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "precise" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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