The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.
Martin Amis is not baffled by the modern world; he observes it with precision.
Once you got into the military planes, it was a question of learning your precision—how you could make turns, land the planes.
1630s, "a cutting off (mentally), abstraction," from French précision (16c.) and directly from Latin praecisionem (nominative praecisio) "a cutting off," noun of action from past participle stem of praecidere (see precise). Meaning "preciseness" is from 1740.
The number of decimal places to which a number is computed.