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precise

precise(
prih
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says
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (specific)
a. preciso
Use precise words to avoid ambiguity and confusion.Usa palabras precisas para evitar la ambigüedad y la confusión.
b. concreto
I don't know exactly what you mean. Can you be more precise?No sé exactamente qué quieres decir. ¿Puedes ser más concreto?
2. (accurate)
a. exacto
I need the precise measurements of the room before buying furniture.Necesito las medidas exactas de la sala antes de comprar muebles.
b. preciso
We arrived on time thanks to the precise directions.Llegamos a tiempo gracias a las indicaciones precisas.
3. (meticulous)
a. meticuloso
Alonso is a precise person, so I am sure that he will do a good job.Alonso es una persona meticulosa, así que estoy seguro que hará un buen trabajo.
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precise
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (exact)
a. preciso(a)
to be precisepara ser exactos
at the precise moment when…en el preciso momento en que…
2. (meticulous)
a. meticuloso(a)
precise [prɪˈsaɪs]
adjective
1 (exact) [+description, figure, measurements] exacto
calculations, amount, definition
[+instructions] preciso; [+details, information] concreto
he didn't give a precise date no precisó la fecha; the timing had to be very precise había que calcular el tiempo con mucha precisión
until we know the precise nature of his injuries their precise location is not known the precise details of his visit have not been worked out yet they could not give me more precise information For precise information on this matter,contact... old Soviet archives contain precise information about many Americans who were held
there were five, to be precise para ser exacto or preciso, fueron cinco
can you be more precise? ¿puedes ser más concreto?
he wasn't very precise about the details of the trip let's be precise about this
at that precise moment en ese preciso instante
it achieved the precise opposite of what we intended con ello se consiguió exactamente or justamente lo contrario de lo que queríamos
2 (meticulous) meticuloso
he's very precise in everything
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