Origin of precise
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The goal is to create a literary anatomy of the last century—or, to be precise, from 1900 to 2014.
I spent half an hour measuring all around the president to get the 27 precise measurements I needed to craft a true custom suit.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought he was very intelligent, very gentle, soft-spoken, precise.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is also striking lack of agreement among doctors about the precise definition of intersex.
Precise numbers are hard to come by, but reports indicate that the attacks killed hundreds of people, including children.
There the precise punctures of a rabbit track dotted the level snow of the woods.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Clay, to be precise, is a silicate of alumina, a term which is interesting when it is explained.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
Whitlocke himself, though he afterwards declined the honour as inconvenient, is precise as to the date.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
It makes no difference as to the precise way in which this sinister efficiency is shown.African and European Addresses|Theodore Roosevelt
Their precise nature and the date of the inscription describing them have been the subject of much discussion.
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Word Origin for precise
Word Origin and History for precise
mid-15c., from Middle French précis "condensed, cut short" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin precisus, from Latin praecisus "abrupt, abridged, cut off," past participle of praecidere "to cut off, shorten," from prae "before" (see pre-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide; for Latin vowel change, see acquisition). Related: Precisely (late 14c.).