Meaning of “precise” in the English Dictionary

"precise" in British English

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preciseadjective

uk /prɪˈsaɪs/ us /prəˈsaɪs/

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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(Definition of “precise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"precise" in American English

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preciseadjective

us /prɪˈsɑɪs/

exact and accurate in form, time, detail, or description:

The precise recipe is a closely guarded secret.
Years of doing this research had made her very precise in her working methods.
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)

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