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.
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" [syn: exactly, just]
2: in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself
precisely" [syn: incisively, exactly] [ant: imprecisely,
3: just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said" [syn:
exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button]