1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality. "The law in this point is not precise." (Bacon) "For the hour precise Exacts our parting hence." (Milton)
Origin: L. Praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. P. Of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae = before + caedere to cut: cf. F. Precis. Cf. Concise.
(01 Mar 1998)
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