précision

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See also: precision and precisión

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1380 as Middle French precision (cutting off), borrowed from Latin praecīsiōnem, accusative singular of praecīsiō (cutting off).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁe.si.zjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

précision f (plural précisions)

  1. precision [from 1606]
    Synonyms: exactitude, justesse
    fusil de précisionsniper rifle
    C'est un homme qui écrit avec une grande précision.He is a man who writes with great precision.
  2. detail(s); supplementary information for clarification [from 1682]
    Je voudrais vous donner quelques précisions.I would like to give you some details.

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

précision f (plural précisions)

  1. Alternative form of precision