13 September 2002

Main Entry: 1pre�ci�sion
Pronunciation: pri-'si-zh&n
Function: noun
Date: 1740
1 : the quality or state of being precise : EXACTNESS
2a : the degree of refinement with which an operation is performed or a measurement stated -- compare ACCURACY
2b : the accuracy (as in binary or decimal places) with which a number can be represented usually expressed in terms of the number of computer words available for representation <double precision arithmetic permits the representation of an expression by two computer words>
Courtesy of Merriam-Webster

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