Origin of precision
Examples from the Web for precision
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Anova Precision Cooker is the perfect little sous-vide gadget for the budding gastronomist.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything proceeded with a smoothness and precision born of training drills.
Leslie timed each of the steps to ensure split second precision.
Martin Amis is not baffled by the modern world; he observes it with precision.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies|Ronald K. Fried|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such rapidity yet precision of thought, such volubility yet clearness of utterance, left all competitors behind.
She was like a person hypnotized, who had been ordered with great detail and precision what to do.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
He it was who first introduced on to the French stage immense masses of men, and taught them to manuvre with precision.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards
He saw how his leader worked, with rapidity and precision, and without excitement, and he strove to imitate him.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
Kelley slept like a top, but woke at the first faint dawn, with the precision of an alarm-clock.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for precision
Word Origin for precision
Word Origin and History for precision
1630s, "a cutting off (mentally), abstraction," from French précision (16c.) and directly from Latin praecisionem (nominative praecisio) "a cutting off," noun of action from past participle stem of praecidere (see precise). Meaning "preciseness" is from 1740.