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precisive

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[ pri-sahy-siv ]
/ prɪˈsaɪ sɪv /
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adjective

separating or distinguishing (a person or thing) from another or others: precisive imputation of guilt.

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Origin of precisive

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1670–80; <Latin praecīs(us) (see precise) + -ive

Definition for precisive (2 of 2)

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[ pri-sahy-siv ]
/ prɪˈsaɪ sɪv /

adjective

characterized by accuracy or exactness: a precisive method of expressing oneself.

Origin of precisive

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First recorded in 1800–10; precis(ion) + -ive
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