- pre|cise|lyW3S2 [prıˈsaısli] adv1.) exactly and correctly= ↑exactly▪ Temperature can be measured precisely.▪ He arrived at precisely 4 o'clock.precisely what/how/where etc▪ It is difficult to know precisely how much impact the changes will have.▪ What, precisely, does that mean?▪ Lathes make wheels, or, more precisely , they make cylindrical objects.2.) used to emphasize that a particular thing is completely true or correct▪ Women in these jobs are paid less precisely because most of the jobs are held by women rather than men.▪ She's precisely the kind of person we're looking for.3.) spoken formal used to say that you agree completely with someone▪ 'It needs to be dealt with now.' 'Precisely, before it gets any worse.'
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precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” * * * pre·cise·ly (prĭ sīsʹlē) adv. 1. In a precise manner. 2. Used as an intensive: Inferior equipment was precisely the… … Universalium
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precisely — [adv] exactly, just absolutely, accurately, as well, correctly, definitely, even, expressly, for a fact, for sure, just so, literally, no ifs ands or buts*, no mistake*, on the button*, on the money*, on the nose*, plumb, right, sharp, smack*,… … New thesaurus
precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” … English World dictionary
precisely — [[t]prɪsa͟ɪsli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group Precisely means accurately and exactly. Nobody knows precisely how many people are still living in the camp... The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m... Breakfast television… … English dictionary
precisely — /prI saIsli/ adverb 1 exactly: precisely what/how/where etc: I won t know precisely what the job involves until I actually start. | Be there at precisely 4 o clock. 2 used to emphasize that a particular thing is completely true or correct: I didn … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
precisely */*/*/ — UK [prɪˈsaɪslɪ] / US adverb 1) exactly At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before. precisely how/when/what: He knows precisely what we want. 2) clearly Dartman spoke very precisely. 3) used for adding… … English dictionary
precisely — pre|cise|ly [ prı saısli ] adverb 1. ) exactly: At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before. precisely how/when/what: He knows precisely what we want. 2. ) clearly: Dartman spoke very precisely. 3. ) used for… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, promptly, prompt, dead on, on the stroke of; informal on the button, on the dot, on the nose 2) precisely the kind of man I am looking for Syn: exactly, absolutely … Thesaurus of popular words
precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, on the dot, promptly, on the stroke of ...; informal bang (on); Brit.; informal spot on; N.Amer.; informal on the button 2) precisely the man I am looking for Syn … Synonyms and antonyms dictionary