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Meaning of PRECISION

Pronunciation:  pri'sizhun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance; "he handled it with the preciseness of an automaton"; "note the meticulous precision of his measurements"

PRECISION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: preciseness
 Antonyms: impreciseness, imprecision
 See Also: exactitude, exactness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*ci"sion\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]cision, L. praecisio a
cutting off. See {Precise}.]
The quality or state of being precise; exact limitation;
exactness; accuracy; strict conformity to a rule or a
standard; definiteness.

      I have left out the utmost precisions of fractions.

Syn: Preciseness; exactness; accuracy; nicety.

Usage: {Precision}, {Preciseness}. Precision is always used
       in a good sense; as, precision of thought or language;
       precision in military evolutions. Preciseness is
       sometimes applied to persons or their conduct in a
       disparaging sense, and precise is often used in the
       same way.

Computing Dictionary

The number of decimal places to which a number is computed.

Compare accuracy.

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