June 14, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
precise /prɪˈsaɪs/ adjective
precise
/prɪˈsaɪs/
adjective
The builder's measurements must be precise.
The builder's measurements must be precise.
Learner's definition of PRECISE

1 a [more precise; most precise] : very accurate and exact

  • Be sure to take precise measurements before you cut the cloth.

  • The dating of very old materials has become more precise with new instruments.

  • a precise definition

b always used before a noun — used to refer to an exact and particular time, location, etc.

  • She quietly closed the door to the baby's room, and at just that precise moment the phone began to ring.

2 [more precise; most precise] : very careful and exact about the details of something

  • She is very precise in her work.

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