[ pri-sizh-uhn ]
/ prɪˈsɪʒ ən /



of, relating to, or characterized by precision: precision swimming; precision instruments for aircraft.

Origin of precision

1630–40; < Latin praecīsiōn- (stem of praecīsiō) a cutting off. See precise, -ion
SYNONYMS FOR precision
Related formspre·ci·sion·al, adjectiveo·ver·pre·ci·sion, nounul·tra·pre·ci·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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 Formsprecisionism, nounprecisionist, noun

Word Origin for precision

C17: from Latin praecīsiō a cutting off; see precise
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