precision

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See also: précision and precisión

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French precision.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

precision (countable and uncountable, plural precisions)

  1. he state of being precise or exact; exactness.
  2. The ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently.
  3. (mathematics) The number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably.

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Adjective[edit]

precision (not comparable)

  1. Used for exact or precise measurement.
  2. Made, or characterized by accuracy.
    • 2011 October 1, John Sinnott, “Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan”, BBC Sport:
      But there was nothing he could do about Villa's second when Agbonlahor crossed from the left and Bent finished with a precision volley.

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1380, borrowing from Latin praecisiō[1].

Noun[edit]

precision f (plural precisions)

  1. precision (quality of being precise)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "precision" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).