Definition of precise in English:
- It also requires that any interference with freedom of expression must be precise enough that it can be understood.
- His direction is lean and precise, but allows his characters and scenes to expand.
- Although it may seem obvious what rock is, formulating a precise definition is not straightforward.
- She was precise, logical, the possessor of the uncluttered desk and uncluttered mind.
- Christopher is a slender and precise man in a collarless shirt and very pressed trousers.
- He was so precise about it too, almost like a surgeon would be when dealing with a patient.
- I think it would be helpful if I very briefly refer to the precise finding of that employment tribunal.
- No precise moment can be specified; like much else in medicine it will be a matter of judgment.
- If I chose that way and was extremely unlucky, it might crash down at that precise moment, killing me inconveniently.
decide from (Late Middle English):
Decide was ‘bring to a settlement’ in early uses. It comes from Latin decidere ‘determine’, from de-meaning ‘off’ and caedere ‘to cut’. Caedere is also found in concise (late 16th century) literally ‘cut up’; excise (late 16th century) ‘cut out’; precise (Late Middle English) ‘cut in advance or short’; scissors, and suicide (mid 17th century) ‘cut or kill yourself’.
to be precise
- Used to indicate that one is now giving more exact or detailed information: there were not many—five, to be preciseMore example sentences
- Mine took more persuasion, or rather frantic hacking to be precise.
- Hannah Honner has a lot of sisters at home, five to be precise and just one brother called William.
- Only we're in Sussex, a few miles west of Guildford, to be precise, which sounds rather less romantic than rural France.
- Example sentences
- When this assumption is relaxed, there is less preciseness but more realism.
- The preciseness of the prediction has fascinated historians.
- I have never really stated with any degree of preciseness just what I do and what I do not believe.
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