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precisely    : [prɪs'ɑɪsli] [pris'ɑɪsli]
Precise \Pre*cise"\, a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise,
p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae
before caedere to cut: cf. F. pr['e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.]
1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined
or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal;
as, precise rules of morality.
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The law in this point is not precise. --Bacon.
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For the hour precise
Exacts our parting hence. --Milton.
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2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or
exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal;
ceremonious. --Addison.
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He was ever precise in promise-keeping. --Shak.
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Syn: Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous;
punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See {Accurate}.
[1913 Webster] -- {Pre*cise"ly}, adv. --
{Pre*cise"ness}, n.
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adv 1: indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing
precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it
was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just
enough salt" [synonym: {precisely}, {exactly}, {just}]
2: in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself precisely"
[synonym: {precisely}, {incisively}, {exactly}] [ant:
{imprecisely}, {inexactly}]
3: just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said" [synonym:
{precisely}, {exactly}, {on the nose}, {on the dot}, {on the

145 Moby Thesaurus words for "precisely":
OK, Roger, absolutely, accurately, all right, alright, alrighty,
amen, as well, as you say, assuredly, at the gun, aye, bang,
by all means, carefully, certainly, concretely, conscientiously,
correctly, da, dead, definitely, directly, distinctly, especially,
even, exactingly, exactly, expressly, exquisitely, faithfully,
fine, flush, full, fussily, good, good enough, hear,
in all respects, in detail, in every respect, in particular,
in such wise, indeed, indeedy, inflexibly, ipsissimis verbis,
item by item, ja, just, just like that, just so, kerplunk, like so,
like that, like this, literally, literatim, mais oui, meticulously,
minutely, most assuredly, naturally, naturellement, nicely,
of course, okay, on the button, on the dot, on the instant,
on the minute, on the nail, on the nose, on time, oui,
particularly, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, point-blank, positively,
punctiliously, punctually, quite, rather, really, refinedly, right,
righto, rigidly, rigorously, scrupulously, separately, sharp,
similarly, singly, slap, smack, smack-dab, so, spang, specially,
specifically, square, squarely, straight, strictly, sure,
sure thing, surely, this way, this-a-way, thus, thus and so,
thus and thus, thusly, thuswise, to be specific, to be sure,
to the letter, to the minute, truly, undeviatingly, unerringly,
verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, very well,
well and good, why yes, with exactitude, with great nicety,
with precision, word by word, word for word, yea, yeah, yep, yes,
yes indeed, yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree

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  • PRECISE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    precise definition: 1 exact and accurate: 2 very careful and accurate, especially about small details: 3 exact and accurate in form, time, detail, or description
  • DEFINE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    define definition: 1 to say what the meaning of something, especially a word, is: 2 to explain and describe the meaning and exact limits of something: 3 to show clearly the edge of something: Learn more
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