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English definition of “precisely”

precisely

adverb (EXACTLY)    /prɪˈsaɪs.li/ US  /prə-/
B2 exactly: The fireworks begin at eight o'clock precisely. What do you think the problem is, precisely?Accurate and exact B2 used to emphasize what you are saying: "You look tired - you should go home and rest." "I'm going to do precisely that." But it's precisely because of the noise that they're thinking of moving.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions C1 used to express complete agreement with someone or suggest that what they have said is obvious: "It would be stupid to attempt the journey in the dark." "Precisely," he answered.Words and phrases expressing agreement and acceptance
(Definition of precisely adverb (EXACTLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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