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precision

See also: précision and precisión

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French precision.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

precision (countable and uncountable, plural precisions)

  1. he state of being precise or exact; exactness.
  2. The ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently.
  3. (mathematics) The number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

precision (not comparable)

  1. Used for exact or precise measurement.
  2. Made, or characterized by accuracy.
    • 2011 October 1, John Sinnott, “Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan”, BBC Sport:
      But there was nothing he could do about Villa's second when Agbonlahor crossed from the left and Bent finished with a precision volley.

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation 1380, borrowing from Latin praecisiō[1].

NounEdit

precision f (plural precisions)

  1. precision (quality of being precise)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "precision" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).