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precisely Line breaks: pre|cise¦ly
Pronunciation: /prɪˈsʌɪsli/

Definition of precisely in English:


1In exact terms; without vagueness: the guidelines are precisely defined
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  • 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.
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
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  • 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.
exactly, sharp, on the dot;
promptly, prompt, dead (on), on the stroke of …, on the dot of …;
right, directly, squarely
exactly, absolutely, just, in all respects, in every way, entirely, altogether
informalto a T
1.2Used as a reply to confirm or agree with a previous statement: ‘You mean it was a conspiracy?’ ‘Precisely.’
yes, exactly, quite, absolutely, right, that's right, just so, quite so, indubitably, without a doubt, definitely
informalyou bet, I'll say

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