verb (used without object) Mechanics.

to undergo precession(def 2).

Origin of precess

First recorded in 1890–95; back formation from precession Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for precess

Historical Examples of precess

  • If allowed to "precess" it will respond by moving perpendicularly to a deflecting force.

    The Ether of Space

    Oliver Lodge

  • The Security men were attempting to instruct the computer to precess the wheel back to its original position.

British Dictionary definitions for precess



to undergo or cause to undergo precession
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