Meaning of “precise” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /prɪˈsaɪs/
Extra Examples
The surveyors took precise measurements of the site.These plans provide precise information on how to build the equipment.The precise origins of the conflict are uncertain.Her paintings feature precise geometric patterns.This map shows the precise location of the settlements.

B2 exact and accurate:

Their calendars were more precise than the one we use today.
→ Opposite imprecise
to be precise

B2 used to give exact details about something:

We met in 1994 - October 1st to be precise.
EMPHASIS [ always before noun ]

used to emphasize something that you are referring to:

At that precise moment, the door opened.

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