Adjective "Precise" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
  1. 'I want as precise a time of death as I can get'
  2. 'Obviously his portraits involved precise observation, but the settings tend to be spectral.'
  3. 'Get precise directions if you are picking up a hire car at the airport.'
  4. 'His direction is lean and precise, but allows his characters and scenes to expand.'
  5. 'It is not necessary to specify any precise words for such a direction.'
  6. 'It also requires that any interference with freedom of expression must be precise enough that it can be understood.'
  7. 'Although it may seem obvious what rock is, formulating a precise definition is not straightforward.'
  8. 'Again the desire to express and evoke tender, inner feelings was hampered by precise, clear action.'
  9. 'the director was precise with his camera positions'
  10. 'Les was meticulous and precise, particularly in his use of English.'
  11. 'He was a very precise man, and everything always had to go as planned or not get done at all.'
  12. 'She was precise, logical, the possessor of the uncluttered desk and uncluttered mind.'
  13. 'Anyone having a florid imagination or a tendency to exaggerate is less likely to be a reliable witness than one who is precise and careful.'
  14. 'On the short holes he is deadly precise and it is very rarely that one hears that he has strayed from the green with his tee shot.'
  15. 'at that precise moment the car stopped'
  16. 'What exactly they were doing at that precise location and time?'
  17. 'Of course it was dramatic at this precise moment, but it wouldn't last long, and then we'd just put it down as a bad experience.'
  18. 'Once again - at this precise moment - young Michael runs forward and pipes up.'
  19. 'At that precise moment, the tree seemed to blossom for the very first time.'
  20. 'If I chose that way and was extremely unlucky, it might crash down at that precise moment, killing me inconveniently.'
  21. 'I think it would be helpful if I very briefly refer to the precise finding of that employment tribunal.'


1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.

2. being exactly that and neither more nor less: a precise temperature; a precise amount.

3. being just that and no other: the precise dress she had wanted.

4. definite or exact in statement, as a person.

5. carefully distinct: precise articulation.

6. exact in measuring, recording, etc.: a precise instrument.

7. excessively or rigidly particular: precise observance of regulations; precise gr

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be precise about things."

"officials can be precise on things."

"officials can be precise for datas."

"tunnels can be precise with techniques."

"titles can be precise as statements."

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Late Middle English: from Old French prescis, from Latin praecis- ‘cut short’, from the verb praecidere, from prae ‘in advance’ + caedere ‘to cut’.