precise Definition

  • 1exact and accurate in form, time, detail, or description
  • 2marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail

Using precise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "precise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The instructions must be followed with precise attention to detail.

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    She gave a precise description of the suspect.

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    The timing has to be precise for the experiment to work.

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    He is very precise in his work.

precise Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with precise

  • a specific and exact point in time


    The fireworks will start at the precise moment the clock strikes midnight.

  • an exact place or position


    The treasure was buried at a precise location on the map.

  • an exact and accurate determination of size, amount, or degree


    The recipe requires precise measurements of each ingredient.

Origins of precise

from Latin 'praecisus', meaning 'cut short'


Summary: precise in Brief

The term 'precise' [prɪˈsaɪs] refers to something that is exact, accurate, and detailed. It can describe anything from instructions to descriptions, timing, or work. Examples include 'The instructions must be followed with precise attention to detail.' and 'He is very precise in his work.' The adjective 'precise' is often used with phrases like 'precise moment,' 'precise location,' and 'precise measurement,' which denote specific points in time, places, or sizes.

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