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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Precise  \Pre*cise"\,  a.  [L.  praecisus  cut  off  brief,  concise, 
  p.  p.  of  praecidere  to  cut  off  in  front,  to  cut  off  prae 
  before  +  caedere  to  cut:  cf  F.  pr['e]cis.  Cf  {Concise}.] 
  1.  Having  determinate  limitations;  exactly  or  sharply  defined 
  or  stated;  definite;  exact;  nice;  not  vague  or  equivocal; 
  as  precise  rules  of  morality. 
 
  The  law  in  this  point  is  not  precise.  --Bacon. 
 
  For  the  hour  precise  Exacts  our  parting  hence 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Strictly  adhering  or  conforming  to  rule  very  nice  or 
  exact;  punctilious  in  conduct  or  ceremony;  formal; 
  ceremonious.  --Addison. 
 
  He  was  ever  precise  in  promise-keeping.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Accurate;  exact;  definite;  correct;  scrupulous; 
  punctilious;  particular;  nice;  formal.  See  {Accurate}. 
  --  {Pre*cise"ly},  adv  --  {Pre*cise"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  precise 
  adj  1:  sharply  exact  or  accurate  or  delimited;  "a  precise  mind"; 
  "specified  a  precise  amount";  "arrived  at  the  precise 
  moment"  [ant:  {imprecise}] 
  2:  exact  in  performance  or  amount;  strictly  correct;  "a  precise 
  instrument";  "a  precise  measurement"  [syn:  {accurate},  {exact}] 




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