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 for precise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Precise \Pre*cise"\, a. [L. praecisus cut off, brief, concise,
     p. p. of praecidere to cut off in front, to cut off; prae
     before + caedere to cut: cf. F. pr['e]cis. Cf. Concise.]
     1. Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined
        or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal;
        as, precise rules of morality.
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              The law in this point is not precise. --Bacon.
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              For the hour precise
              Exacts our parting hence.             --Milton.
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     2. Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or
        exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal;
        ceremonious. --Addison.
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              He was ever precise in promise-keeping. --Shak.
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     Syn: Accurate; exact; definite; correct; scrupulous;
          punctilious; particular; nice; formal. See Accurate.
          [1913 Webster] -- Pre*cise"ly, adv. --
          Pre*cise"ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind";
             "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise
             moment" [ant: imprecise]
      2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions)
         characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ;
         strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
         [syn: accurate, exact, precise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "precise":
     absolute, accurate, appreciative, attentive, authentic, be precise,
     careful, censorious, certain, choicy, choosy, circumscribed, close,
     concrete, conscientious, constant, correct, critical, defined,
     definite, delicate, demanding, descend to particulars, detail,
     detailed, determinate, different, differential, direct,
     discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinct,
     distinctive, distinguished, distinguishing, esoteric, especial,
     even, exact, exacting, exceptional, exigent, explicit, express,
     exquisite, extraordinary, faithful, fastidious, fine, finical,
     finicking, finicky, fixed, full, fussy, genteel, individual,
     individualize, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, inflexible, inner,
     intimate, itemize, limited, literal, literatim, make precise,
     mathematical, methodical, meticulous, micrometrically precise,
     microscopic, minute, narrow, nice, noteworthy, orderly, particular,
     particularize, peculiarize, perfect, perfectionistic, personal,
     personalize, picayune, picky, pinpoint, precious, precisian,
     precisianistic, precisionist, precisionistic, prig, priggish, prim,
     prissy, private, proper, prudish, punctilious, punctual, puristic,
     puritanic, puritanical, refined, religious, religiously exact,
     respective, restricted, right, rigid, rigorous, scientific,
     scientifically exact, scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective,
     sensitive, several, severe, singular, solipsistic, special,
     specialize, specific, spell out, square, straitlaced, strict,
     stringent, stuffy, subtle, tactful, true, truthful, unambiguous,
     unbending, unconditional, undeviating, unequivocal, unerring,
     unyielding, veracious, verbatim, very, well-defined,

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