Meaning of PRECISION in English


/ prɪˈsɪʒn; NAmE / noun

[ U ] the quality of being exact, accurate and careful

SYN accuracy :

done with mathematical precision

Historians can't estimate the date with any (degree of) precision .

He chose his words with precision .

precision instruments / tools



mid 18th cent.: from French précision or Latin praecisio(n-) , from praecidere cut off, from prae in advance + caedere to cut.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.