Definition of precisely in English:

precisely

Syllabification: pre·cise·ly
Pronunciation: /prəˈsīslē
 
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adverb

1In exact terms; without vagueness: the guidelines are precisely defined
More example sentences
  • It's hard to define precisely, and even bands within this genre shy away from giving it an exact title.
  • Your registered title should precisely define what you do and do not own and what other rights of access you may have.
  • There was a time when a coach could define precisely the role of every position on the field.
Synonyms
accurately, exactly; clearly, distinctly, strictly
1.1Exactly (used to emphasize the complete accuracy or truth of a statement): at 2:00 precisely, the phone rang kids will love it precisely because it will irritate their parents
More example sentences
  • I can identify the moment I fell out of love with India quite precisely.
  • To repeat a defamatory statement was precisely the same as if one had said it in the first place.
  • Edging shears must be razor sharp and held at precisely 90° to the lawn edge.
Synonyms
exactly, sharp, promptly, prompt, dead on, on the stroke ofexactly, absolutely, just, in all respects
informal to a T
1.2Used as a reply to assert emphatic agreement with or confirmation of a statement: “You mean it was a conspiracy?” “Precisely.”
Synonyms
yes, exactly, absolutely, (that's) right, quite so, indubitably, definitely
informal you bet, I'll say

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