French translation of 'precisely'
1. (= exactly) précisément
Nobody knows precisely how many people are living in the camp. Personne ne sait précisément combien de personnes vivent dans le camp.
Boil the eggs for precisely four minutes. Faites bouillir les œufs pendant exactement 4 minutes.
It’s precisely because ... C’est précisément parce que ...
at 2 o’clock precisely à deux heures précises
precisely! exactement !
2. (= accurately) [describe, define, time] précisément
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Example Sentences Including 'precisely'
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It also shows precisely what we thought they were doing at that time.ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)
This was exactly and precisely the knowledge I would need the following spring.ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)
Here's some news that should surprise precisely no one.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
That way engines would know precisely to which object a page is referring.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The paradox is that the monarch is bound by an unparalleled duty to the people precisely because the wearer of the crown does not answer to them.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is something slightly weird about beards with precisely engineered margins.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are precisely wrong about that.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This third way precisely splits the difference.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Well, that's not precisely true.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
West had played his ace and another club at precisely the wrong moment.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Women need men precisely for the ways in which they are different from us.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You get the feeling that the artist is painting precisely what he sees.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He has spent almost precisely half his life in a wheelchair.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
So they all became exhausted at precisely the same time?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The majority know precisely when to taper off so they will test clean.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
These images are precisely the ones where you need to be most confident about your camera settings to capture the right shot.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Smell the bottom of a pineapple and you will gauge almost precisely how fresh it is.Food Watch (1994)
A spokesman for the firm has denied anything is amiss - but cannot precisely say how many partners currently work there.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But it is precisely where this show is most painful that it tells its story most powerfully.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He can't say precisely when, but he smoked cannabis.The Sun (2010)
Now would be precisely the wrong time to retreat from questions of social structure.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Some hope that is precisely what is about to happen.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They launched a revolution 230 years ago precisely to avoid that kind of autocracy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They must also ensure that the food produces precisely the right puns.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We can argue about precisely how close our relationship should be.The Sun (2016)
What most people dislike is precisely that she is a natural politician.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Surprisingly, because they consist of precisely eight people.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Which is precisely where people are apt to lose their head.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
True righteousness is precisely what they had hardly any of.Christianity Today (2000)
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Translation of precisely from the Collins English to French Dictionary