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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cise a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]