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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprecisepre‧cise /prɪˈsaɪs/ ●●○ W3 AWL adjective  1 EXACTprecise information, details etc are exact, clear, and correct syn 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]EXACT used to emphasize that you are referring to an exact thing syn 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 agreement3 CAREFULsomeone 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
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preciseThe serious aerial photographer will be looking for adjustment through vertical and horizontal axes so that the field of view is precise.But then patterns begin to freeze, making relationships more explicit and meanings more precise.It's difficult to be precise about the number of deaths caused by smoking.The fine steel blade is non-stick coated giving a precise anvil action.The precise cause of this serious disease is still unknown.Although I had precise engineering plans I nevertheless measured and remeasured the space.In the 1920s and 1930s such distinctions in land and station use were given even more precise legislative sanctions.Divers have been unable to find the precise location of the sunken ship.We need to know your precise location.There is no precise method of measuring intelligence.At that precise moment, the telephone rang.Each plane has to follow a precise route.In 10 casts using this strict, precise, scientific process last week in Malibu, I caught 10 fish.It is not possible to be much more precise than this without becoming hopelessly entangled in a series of impossible dilemmas.to be preciseHe was born in April - on the 4th to be precise.He supplied me with money - fourpence a week to be precise.In produce, to be precise.Or the paddock, to be precise.In the conceptual case, each example's properties are supposed to be precise and discrete.I say four, but to be precise, channels two and three are in fact combined.A dromedary, to be precise, the one-humped variety, also known as ships of the desert.
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