precision

See also: précision and precisión

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French precision.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈsɪ.ʒ(ə)n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

NounEdit

precision (countable and uncountable, plural precisions)

 
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  1. The 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.
  4. (bridge) A bidding system that makes use of many artificial bids to describe a hand quite precisely.

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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”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      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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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

precision f (plural precisions)

  1. cutting off; act of cutting off

DescendantsEdit

  • French: précision
  • English: precision

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ precision”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.