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Meaning of precision

pre•ci•sion

Pronunciation: (pri-sizh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being precise.
  2. accuracy; exactness: to arrive at an estimate with precision.
  3. mechanical or scientific exactness: a lens ground with precision.
  4. punctiliousness; strictness: precision in one's business dealings.
  5. the degree to which the correctness of a quantity is expressed. Cf.(def. 3).
  6. the extent to which a given set of measurements of the same sample agree with their mean. Cf.(def. 2).
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by precision: precision swimming; precision instruments for aircraft.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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