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The archive's precise location must remain secret. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem facing the contestants is finding enough time to let the dough rise and knowing the precise moment when it should be cooked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's just clear, precise chat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At the precise moment that they had needed stability they had, instead, opted for upheaval and change. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The archive's precise location must remain secret. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem facing the contestants is finding enough time to let the dough rise and knowing the precise moment when it should be cooked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's just clear, precise chat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At the precise moment that they had needed stability they had, instead, opted for upheaval and change. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There are no precise figures for the cost of that scheme. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Washington was rife with speculation last week about the precise nature of the operation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This will enable you to be more graphic and to fill in colourful and precise details. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)We could not do what we should have done at precise moments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just how much depends on the precise location from which you are viewing that view. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The precise figure is disputed but it is widely accepted that significant cuts have to be made. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The precise size and nature of the object that struck this time remains to be determined. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The precise details of how they died have not yet been released. The Sun (2010)This means you can feel the precise moment when grip is about to be lost. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Set aside the precise figures and the trend is unmistakable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The precise nature of what they saw in the books remains unclear. The Sun (2016)The government has withheld precise details of the route. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So how do you feel at this precise moment? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The precise nature of their suffering is not recorded. GOD'S SECRETARIES: The Making of the King James Bible (2003)It was not at that precise moment that she admitted to herself that the poet was not coming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The popular press has been found guilty and only the precise details of the sentence remain to be decided. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One battery will be in place by the end of the year although its precise location is yet to be determined. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Check your handbook for the precise location and current rating of the fuse and then just replace it like for like. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Clear and precise yet not overdrawn. Christianity Today (2000) Clear and precise and problem solved. The Sun (2013)He was clear and precise, and he contributed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These figures are not precise, because some people abuse all three. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fewer the ideas that he is able to acquire and combine, the more necessary is it that they should be precise and exact. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)
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British English: precise /prɪˈsaɪs/ ADJECTIVE
You use precise to emphasize that you are referring to an exact thing, rather than something vague.
...the precise location of the ship.
- American English: precise
- Arabic: بِالضَبْط
- Brazilian Portuguese: preciso
- Chinese: 精确的
- Croatian: precizan
- Czech: přesný
- Danish: præcis
- Dutch: precies
- European Spanish: preciso
- Finnish: tarkka
- French: précis
- German: präzise
- Greek: ακριβής
- Italian: preciso
- Japanese: 正確な
- Korean: 정확한
- Norwegian: nøyaktig
- Polish: dokładny
- European Portuguese: preciso
- Romanian: exact
- Russian: точный
- Spanish: preciso
- Swedish: precis
- Thai: แม่นยำ
- Turkish: tam
- Ukrainian: точний
- Vietnamese: chính xác
Definition of precise from the Collins English Dictionary
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