precise: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pri-sīs'), [key]
— adj.
  1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
  2. being exactly that and neither more nor less: a precise temperature; a precise amount.
  3. being just that and no other: the precise dress she had wanted.
  4. definite or exact in statement, as a person.
  5. carefully distinct: precise articulation.
  6. exact in measuring, recording, etc.: a precise instrument.
  7. excessively or rigidly particular: precise observance of regulations; precise grooming.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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