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"precise" in British English

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preciseadjective

uk   /prɪˈsaɪs/  us   /prə-/
  • precise adjective (EXACT)

B2 exact and ​accurate: The bunker's precise ​location is a ​closelyguardedsecret. 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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(Definition of precise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preciseadjective

 us   /prɪˈsɑɪs/
exact and ​accurate in ​form, ​time, ​detail, or ​description: The precise ​recipe is a ​closelyguardedsecret. Years of doing this ​research had made her very precise in her ​workingmethods. There was a good ​turnout for the ​meeting – twelve of us, to be precise.
(Definition of precise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “precise”
in Korean 정확한…
in Arabic دَقيق…
in Malaysian tepat, teliti…
in French précis…
in Russian точный, именно этот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精確的, 準確的,確切的…
in Italian preciso…
in Turkish tam, kesin, kat'i…
in Polish dokładny, precyzyjny, akurat…
in Spanish preciso, exacto…
in Vietnamese chính xác, tỉ mỉ…
in Portuguese preciso, exato, certo…
in Thai แม่นยำ, พิถีพิถัน…
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…
in Indonesian tepat, cermat…
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