separating or distinguishing (a person or thing) from another or others: precisive imputation of guilt.
“Harry Potter” author may face plagiarism trial. What is the precise meaning of plagiarism?
This week a British judge refused to dismiss a plagiarism lawsuit against best-selling author J.K. Rowling. The claims against the wildly successful creator of “Harry Potter” say that she stole ideas from an obscure fantasy book. The judge said that a proper hearing should be held to consider the matter. Is plagiarism simply copying words? Or is it more complicated than that? The dictionary defines …
“Mohammed” is one of the top baby names in Britain. What is its precise definition?
For the last 14 years, Jack was the most common boy’s name in England and Wales. Last year, though, Oliver overtook Jack to take the top spot. There’s a more interesting story, though, in the statistics: over 7,000 newborn boys in Britain were given one of 12 variations of the name Mohammed, such as Muhammad or Mohammad. Combined, these forms place it in the top …
Origin of precisive1
characterized by accuracy or exactness: a precisive method of expressing oneself.
Origin of precisive2
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