1) (exact: Give me his precise words; precise instructions; a precise translation.) preciso, exacto
2) (careful to be accurate and exact in manner, speech etc: He is always very precise.) preciso
- precisely
- precision

precise adj preciso / exacto
1 (exact) preciso,-a, exacto,-a
2 (meticulous) meticuloso,-a, minucioso,-a
precise [pri'saɪs] adj
1) definite: preciso, explícito
2) exact: exacto, preciso
precise calculations: cálculos precisos
precisely adv
clavado, -a adj.
escrupuloso, -a adj.
exacto, -a adj.
justo, -a adj.
meticuloso, -a adj.
preciso, -a adj.
quisquilloso, -a adj.
a) (accurate) <calculations/measurements> exacto; <description/instructions> preciso
b) (specific) preciso

at that precise moment — en ese preciso momento

there were about 60, 59 to be precise — había unos 60, 59 para ser exacto or preciso

c) (meticulous) minucioso
1) (=exact) [description, figure, measurements] exacto; [instructions] preciso; [details, information] concreto

he didn't give a precise date — no precisó la fecha

the timing had to be very precise — había que calcular el tiempo con mucha precisión

there were five, to be precise — para ser exacto or preciso, fueron cinco

can you be more precise? — ¿puedes ser más concreto?

at that precise moment — en ese preciso instante

it achieved the precise opposite of what we intended — con ello se consiguió exactamente or justamente lo contrario de lo que queríamos

2) (=meticulous) meticuloso
* * *
a) (accurate) <calculations/measurements> exacto; <description/instructions> preciso
b) (specific) preciso

at that precise moment — en ese preciso momento

there were about 60, 59 to be precise — había unos 60, 59 para ser exacto or preciso

c) (meticulous) minucioso

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • Precise — Pre*cise , a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise, p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr[ e]cis. Cf. {Concise}.] 1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precise — ► ADJECTIVE 1) marked by exactness of expression or detail. 2) very attentive to detail. 3) exact; particular: at that precise moment. DERIVATIVES precisely adverb preciseness noun. USAGE Strictly speaking, pre …   English terms dictionary

  • precise — [adj1] exact, accurate absolute, actual, categorical, circumscribed, clear cut, correct, decisive, definite, determinate, explicit, express, fixed, individual, limited, literal, narrow, nice, on the button*, on the money*, on the nose*,… …   New thesaurus

  • precise — [prē sīs′, prisīs′] adj. [MFr précis < L praecisus, pp. of praecidere, to cut off, be brief < prae , before (see PRE ) + caedere, to cut (see CIDE)] 1. strictly defined; accurately stated; definite 2. speaking definitely or distinctly 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • precise — I adjective accurate, careful, clean cut, clear cut, close, correct, critical, defined, definite, detailed, determinate, diligens, distinct, elegans, even, exact, explicit, express, faithful, fastidious, faultless, finical, finicky, flawless,… …   Law dictionary

  • précisé — précisé, ée (pré si zé, zée) part. passé de préciser. Une époque précisée. Des circonstances précisées …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • precise — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. précis condensed, cut short (14c.), from M.L. precisus, from L. praecisus abridged, cut off, pp. of praecidere to cut off, shorten, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + caedere to cut (see CEMENT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • precise — exact, accurate, Correct, nice, right Analogous words: definite, express, Cxplicit: strict, *rigid, rigorous, stringent Antonyms: loose Contrasted words: lax, slack (see LOOSE): Careless, heedless …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • precise — pre|cise W3 [prıˈsaıs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: précis, from Latin praecisus, from praecidere to cut off ] 1.) precise information, details etc are exact, clear, and correct = ↑exact ▪ precise sales figures ▪ It was difficult to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precise — [[t]prɪsa͟ɪs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n (emphasis) You use precise to emphasize that you are referring to an exact thing, rather than something vague. I can remember the precise moment when my daughter came to see me and her new baby brother in… …   English dictionary

  • precise — pre|cise [ prı saıs ] adjective * 1. ) exact and accurate: Lara was able to tell me everything that had happened in precise detail. There is no precise definition of a storm. Can you be a little more precise? The precise date and place of his… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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