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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. He was ever precise in promise-keeping. (Shak)

Synonym: Accurate, exact, definite, correct, scrupulous, punctilious, particular, nice, formal. See Accurate.

Precisely, Preciseness.

Origin: 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. Precis. Cf. Concise.

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Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?

I just noticed how well the Hardy-Weinberg principle suits the definitions of the terms. Wonderfully, they seem to have encompassed all possibilities, but the five (or six) mechanisms of change seem to overlap on the scenarios they can describe. Could biologists simplify the concepts into something ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?
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Recommendations for Bacteria Detection?

... to see how many colonies will form. However, not every growth medium will suit every bacteria and some bacteria are unculturable in general. More precise way is to do 16S RNA sequencing, but I'm not sure if that tells also the amount of bacteria or only the species.

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by JackBean
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Recommendations for Bacteria Detection?
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Re: antibiotic overuse ???

So, you suggest antibiotics should be used more aggressively and precisely to destroy resistant bacterial species before they take hold? I agree with more precise use of antibiotics based on microbiological tests. If you leave a mild infection in the body ...

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by boron
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: antibiotic overuse ???
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... / g Mass of 100 cm3 of:89,88,92,90,87,93,91,94,92,95 water / g Which phrase best describes these readings? 1) They are neither precise nor accurate 2) They are relatively precise but not accurate 3) They are relatively precise and relatively accurate 3 correct answer or not ...

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by zak
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology
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Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?

... effect having a similar system, or really any sort of unidirectional lungs, would have on human speech. As far as I know we have somewhat more precise control over our 'breath' than chimps, and due to certain morphological differences are better able to, for lack of a better term, enunciate. ...

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by NMLevesque
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are bidirectional lungs essential for human speech?
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