1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality.
The law in this point is not precise. --Bacon.
For the hour precise
Exacts our parting hence. --Milton.
2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious.
He was ever precise in promise-keeping. --Shak.
Syn: -- Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous; punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See Accurate.
-- Pre*cise*ly, adv. -- Pre*cise*ness, n.
adj 1: sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind";
"specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise
moment" [ant: imprecise]
2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions)
characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ;
strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise
measurement" [syn: accurate, exact]