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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?
  • And precision of language was one of the most important tasks of small children.

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  • When he began to talk again, it was with greater precision.
  • It was an integral part of the learning of precise speech.
  • It was so — oh, I wish language were more precise!
  • Immediately he had been taken aside for a brief private lesson in language precision.
  • But the reason for precision of language was to ensure that unintentional lies were never uttered.
  • And of course our community can’t function smoothly if people don’t use precise language.
  • I apologize — I mean I should have been more precise.
  • Precision of language, please!

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  • Thinking, as he always did, about precision of language, Jonas realized that it was a new depth of feelings that he was experiencing.
  • After a moment, Jonas went on, "But I thought — I mean I think," he corrected, reminding himself that if precision of language were ever to be important, it was certainly important now, in the presence of this man, "that you are the receiver of Memory."

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  • Is it precise enough if I measure to the closest inch?
  • The detective is talking to all the witnesses to try to determine the precise sequence of events.

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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
as in: a precise personality Define
meticulous (careful about details)
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