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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 
  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]: 
  adv  1:  indicating  exactness  or  preciseness;  "he  was  doing  precisely 
  (or  exactly)  what  she  had  told  him  to  do";  "it  was 
  just  as  he  said--the  jewel  was  gone";  "it  has  just 
  enough  salt"  [syn:  {exactly},  {just}] 
  2:  in  a  precise  manner;  "she  always  expressed  herself 
  precisely"  [syn:  {incisively},  {exactly}]  [ant:  {imprecisely}, 
  3:  just  as  it  should  be  "`Precisely,  my  lord,'  he  said"  [syn: 
  {exactly},  {on  the  nose},  {on  the  dot},  {on  the  button}] 

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