[ pri-sizh-uhn ]
/ prɪˈsɪʒ ən /
the state or quality of being precise.
accuracy; exactness: to arrive at an estimate with precision.
mechanical or scientific exactness: a lens ground with precision.
punctiliousness; strictness: precision in one's business dealings.
Mathematics. the degree to which the correctness of a quantity is expressed.Compare accuracy(def 3).
Chemistry, Physics. the extent to which a given set of measurements of the same sample agree with their mean.Compare accuracy(def 2).
of, relating to, or characterized by precision: precision swimming; precision instruments for aircraft.
Words nearby precision
Origin of precision
OTHER WORDS FROM precisionpre·ci·sion·al, adjectiveo·ver·pre·ci·sion, nounul·tra·pre·ci·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over-precision
/ (prɪˈsɪʒən) /
the quality of being precise; accuracy
(modifier) characterized by or having a high degree of exactnessprecision grinding; a precision instrument
Derived forms of precisionprecisionism, nounprecisionist, noun
Word Origin for precision
C17: from Latin praecīsiō a cutting off; see precise
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