|Origin:||précis, from Latin praecisus, from praecidere 'to cut off'|
precise information, details etc are exact, clear, and correct [= exact]:
precise sales figures
It was difficult to get precise information.
'She's a lot older than you, isn't she?' 'Fifteen years, to be precise.'
2 [only before noun]
used to emphasize that you are referring to an exact thing [= exact]:
At that precise moment, her husband walked in.
The precise cause of the disease is unknown.
the precise location of the ship
the precise nature of their agreement
someone who is precise is very careful about small details or about the way they behave:
a precise, careful woman
with precise movements of his hands