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precise

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From Middle French précis, from Latin praecisus.

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precise (comparative more precise, superlative most precise)

  1. Exact, accurate.
    • 1921, Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Mind:
      A memory is "precise" when the occurrences that would verify it are narrowly circumscribed: for instance, "I met Jones" is precise as compared to "I met a man." A memory is "accurate" when it is both precise and true, i.e. in the above instance, if it was Jones I met.
  2. (sciences) Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
    • 2013 June 22, “Snakes and ladders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 76: 
      Risk is everywhere. [] For each [kind] there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you. “The Norm Chronicles” [] aims to help data-phobes find their way through this blizzard of risks.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

precise

  1. feminine plural of preciso

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precise

  1. feminine plural of preciso

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precise

  1. third-person singular past historic of precidere

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precise

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of precisar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of precisar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of precisar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of precisar

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precise

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of precisar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of precisar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of precisar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of precisar.