13 September 2002

Main Entry: pre�cise
Pronunciation: pri-'sIs
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French precis, from Latin praecisus, past participle of praecidere to cut off, from prae- + caedere to cut
Date: 15th century
1 : exactly or sharply defined or stated
2 : minutely exact
3 : strictly conforming to a pattern, standard, or convention
4 : distinguished from every other <at just that precise moment>
Courtesy of Merriam-Webster

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