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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French précis, from Latin praecisus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈsaɪs/
  • Rhymes: -aɪs
  • Hyphenation: pre‧cise

AdjectiveEdit

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.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 7:
      Individually, some of these definitions fall into the common definitional trap of being overly precise.
    Antonyms: inexact, imprecise
  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”, in 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.
    Antonyms: inconsistent, varying
  3. adhering too much to rules; prim or punctilious

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precise (third-person singular simple present precises, present participle precising, simple past and past participle precised)

  1. (nonstandard, used by non-native speakers or in jargon, e.g. by the European Union, transitive) To make or render precise.
    • 2011, Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the Common Fisheries Policy:
      This proposal for a new basic regulation is justified because there is a need to precise the objectives of the CFP.

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

precise

  1. Feminine plural of adjective preciso.

ParticipleEdit

precise f pl

  1. feminine plural of preciso

VerbEdit

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 and ela, also used with você and others) 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.