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English definition of “precisely”


adverb (CAREFULLY)    /prɪˈsaɪ US  /prə-/ approving
carefully and accurately: He works slowly and precisely whereas I tend to rush things and make mistakes.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being carefulDetailed and careful
(Definition of precisely adverb (CAREFULLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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