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preciso

preciso(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (exact)
a. accurate
Queda claro que los datos en uno de estos informes no son precisos.It's clear that the data in one of these reports aren't accurate.
b. precise
Aún no sabemos el número preciso de personas que vendrán a la boda.We don't know the precise number of people who will come to the wedding yet.
c. very
Estuvimos aquí en este preciso lugar hace diez años.We were in this very place ten years ago.
2. (needed)
a. necessary
Nos hemos manifestado contra estas injusticias y lo seguiremos haciendo si es preciso.We have protested against these injustices, and we will continue to do so if necessary.
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preciso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (determinado, conciso)
a. precise
2. (necesario)
a.
ser preciso (para algo/hacer algo)to be necessary (for something/to do something)
es preciso que vengasyou must come
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preciso
adjective
1 (exacto) precise
una descripción precisa a precise description
el avión se deslizaba con movimientos muy precisos
hemos recibido instrucciones precisas we have received precise instructions; un reloj muy preciso a very precise o accurate watch
2 (justo)
en aquel preciso momento at that precise o very moment; tengo el tiempo preciso para comer y ducharme I have just enough time to eat and shower
3 (necesario) necessary
las cualidades precisas the necessary qualities; cuando sea preciso when it becomes necessary; si es preciso iré yo mismo I'll go by myself if necessary; es preciso tener coche it is essential to have a car; es preciso que lo hagas you must do it; no es preciso que vengas there's no need for you to come
ser un Don Preciso (S. Cone) to believe o.s. to be indispensable
4 [+estilo, lenguaje] concise
5 (Caribe) [+persona] conceited
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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