follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

precision

[pri-sizh-uh n] /prɪˈsɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being precise.
2.
accuracy; exactness:
to arrive at an estimate with precision.
3.
mechanical or scientific exactness:
a lens ground with precision.
4.
punctiliousness; strictness:
precision in one's business dealings.
5.
Mathematics. the degree to which the correctness of a quantity is expressed.
Compare accuracy (def 3).
6.
Chemistry, Physics. the extent to which a given set of measurements of the same sample agree with their mean.
Compare accuracy (def 2).
adjective
7.
of, relating to, or characterized by precision:
precision swimming; precision instruments for aircraft.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin praecīsiōn- (stem of praecīsiō) a cutting off. See precise, -ion
Related forms
precisional, adjective
overprecision, noun
ultraprecision, noun
Synonyms
2. preciseness, meticulousness, rigor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for ultra precision

precision

/prɪˈsɪʒən/
noun
1.
the quality of being precise; accuracy
2.
(modifier) characterized by or having a high degree of exactness: precision grinding, a precision instrument
Derived Forms
precisionism, noun
precisionist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin praecīsiō a cutting off; see precise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for ultra precision

precision

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for precision

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ultra

5
7
Scrabble Words With Friends