Meaning of PRECISION in English

PRECISION

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

With surgical precision

With surgical precision he cut four inches off the legs of the jeans.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

Everything had to be worked out with great precision .

The greater the precision with which you measure the position, the more uncertain the momentum becomes, and vice versa.

Here the parallelism of greater precision may help to solve a long-standing exegetical problem.

There are indeed several points at which the parallelism of greater precision corresponds to features that have previously been noted.

Athletic performance is constantly measured with great precision .

At the same time, these strictures need to be put with much greater precision .

If it is later decided to compare primaries, then equal-sized samples from each are likely to give greatest precision .

Similarly, the door mirrors worked but not with any great precision .

high

The higher the specificity of indexing, the more likely that search outputs will show high precision .

These high-precision quartz plates are used in the manufacturing of semiconductor computer wafers.

Here, high precision but low recall is satisfactory.

Like our own hands, those of most primates allow them to manipulate objects with a high degree of precision .

The instruments are designed for high precision scientific applications including single crystal calorimetry, laser induced desorption and flash temperature gas evolution.

The high precision work reduces the space between the implant and the bone.

These instruments combine constant resolution and high precision of frequency measurement with great photometric accuracy.

mathematical

Bjornsson explains in a way which serves to remind us that the mathematical precision of a readability formula may be misleading.

Increased mathematical precision was deemed to give a new scientificity to biological and evolutionary phenomena.

military

The team's organisation has acquired an almost military precision .

Lott put together a whip organization that worked with military precision to deliver the votes.

As usual he had planned his early morning routine with almost military precision .

She was the household manager, arranging meals and tasks with a military precision unusual in an adolescent.

Cell divisions of the mammalian egg are unlike those of lower animals where the planes of division appear with military precision .

Then, with military precision , signs, flags and other outward markings will change.

In later seasons, it became evident that the very straight alignment indicated a military precision .

It was clear that the Great Casterton defences had been planned and carried out in an unhurried manner and with military precision .

scientific

Surprisingly the 50, or 47 to be exact, were chosen with scientific precision .

surgical

But within 10 minutes Dalton had restored parity with surgical precision from 15 yards.

It was an operation executed with little surgical precision .

We were going to be inserted into it - with what they call surgical precision .

■ NOUN

instrument

A precision instrument whose chief virtues were useless to anyone in this age.

Basingstoke is noted for precision instruments .

Wildland fire is not a precision instrument .

■ VERB

achieve

It is doubtful whether much can be gained by trying to achieve any greater precision than that suggested in the definitions above.

Evaluating more than two biopsy samples leads to an alignment in the number of crypts required to achieve a certain precision .

To achieve the required precision in thin section making, a considerable degree of mechanization is required, and this is expensive.

At last it was possible for them to achieve absolute precision .

give

If it is later decided to compare primaries, then equal-sized samples from each are likely to give greatest precision .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

with clockwork precision/accuracy

with military precision

Cell divisions of the mammalian egg are unlike those of lower animals where the planes of division appear with military precision.

Due to their weight and size the ancient fossils were handled with military precision as they were placed inside the monstrous fire-breathing cart.

It was clear that the Great Casterton defences had been planned and carried out in an unhurried manner and with military precision.

Lott put together a whip organization that worked with military precision to deliver the votes.

Then, with military precision, signs, flags and other outward markings will change.

They had a disciplined system, and Captain Burrows ruled the household with military precision.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The work is done with consistency and precision .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Even in the days of precision strikes, attacks from the air would risk civilian casualties.

I have time to discuss only one lexical myth: this is the signpost which points us in the direction of precision .

Lower specificity will be associated with lower precision but high recall.

Pais chronicles the final moments with his characteristic precision .

Some horologists consider the Jefferys timepiece the first true precision watch.

The relationship between precision and recall and specificity is interesting.

Without the help of the written word, film and videotape can not portray temporal dimensions with any precision .

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

with clockwork precision/accuracy

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Golf is a precision sport.

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