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precise

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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