- precipitin test,
- precision bombing
Origin of precise
Examples from the Web for precisely
But perhaps it is precisely for this reason that the rediscovery of Dietrich von Hildebrand could not come at a better time.
The Sony Hack is precisely the sort of thing that would be made into a Hollywood movie—if it weren't happening to Hollywood.
Yet that is precisely what President Obama and more specifically the immigration lobby is asking Americans to do.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.
But the issue for them is, precisely, the matter of their land.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is precisely here that the peculiarity of St. John's mode of thought comes in.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
This is precisely the predicament in which many thousand people are today.
The folds of his loose cravat, I found to be precisely those of Mr. Groggles's cravat.
Yet this is precisely parallel with using gold, or any other article of merchandise, as a measure of value.
Precisely the same practice, smiting the earth with rods, is employed by those who consult diviners among the Zulus.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
Word Origin 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.).