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precise

adjective uk   /prɪˈsaɪs/ us    /prə-/

precise adjective (EXACT)

B2 exact and accurate: The bunker's precise location is a closely guarded secret. He caught me at the precise moment that I fainted. There was a good turnout for the meeting - twelve of us to be precise.
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precise adjective (CAREFUL)

approving very careful and accurate, especially about small details: Years of doing meticulous research had made her very precise in her working methods.
Translations of “precise”
in Korean 정확한…
in Arabic دَقيق…
in French précis…
in Turkish tam, kesin, kat'i…
in Italian preciso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精確的, 準確的,確切的…
in Russian точный, именно этот…
in Polish dokładny, precyzyjny, akurat…
in Spanish preciso, exacto…
in Portuguese preciso, exato, certo…
in German genau…
in Catalan precís, exacte…
in Japanese 正確な, 的確な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精确的, 准确的,确切的…
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