precise vs accurate

precise accurate

Definitions

  • 1) sciences Of experimental results, consistent, clustered close together, agreeing with each other. This does not mean that they cluster near the true, correct, or accurate value.
  • 2) exact, accurate
  • 3) Exact, as in performance, execution, or amount; accurate or correct.
  • 4) Distinct and correct in sound or meaning.
  • 5) Conforming strictly to rule or proper form.
  • 6) Clearly expressed or delineated; definite.
  • 7) Strictly distinguished from others; very.
  • 8) Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal.
  • 9) Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious.
  • 10) sharply exact or accurate or delimited
  • 11) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
  • 12) Precisely;exactly.
  • 13) Stiff,ceremonious.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
  • 2) In exact or careful conformity to truth; the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
  • 3) obsolete Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
  • 4) Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.
  • 5) Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement.
  • 6) Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous.
  • 7) Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
  • 8) Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
  • 9) obsolete Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
  • 10) obsolete Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
  • 11) In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact
  • 12) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
  • 13) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
  • 14) Determinate; precisely fixed.
  • 15) Synonyms Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise, Nice, careful, particular, true, faithful, strict, painstaking, unerring. Of these words correct is the feeblest; it is barely more than not faulty, as tested by some standard or rule. Accurate implies careful and successful endeavor to be correct: as, an accurate accountant, and, by extension of the meaning, accurate accounts; an accurate likeness. Exact is stronger, carrying the accuracy down to minute details: as, an exact likeness. It is more commonly used of things, while precise is used of persons: as, the exact truth; he is very precise in his ways. Precise may represent an excess of nicety, but exact and accurate rarely do so: as, she is prim and precise. As applied more specifically to the processes and results of thought and investigation, exact means absolutely true; accurate, up to a limited standard of truth; precise, as closely true as the utmost care will secure. Thus, the exact ratio of the circumference to the diameter cannot be stated, but the value 3.14159265 is accurate to eight places of decimals, which is sufficiently precise for the most refined measurements. Nice emphasizes the attention paid to minute and delicate points, often in a disparaging sense: as, he is more nice than wise.
  • 16) Characterized by extreme care; hence, in exact conformity to truth, or to a standard or rule, or to a model; free from error or defect; exact: as, an accurate account; accurate measure; an accurate expression; an accurate calculator or observer.

Examples

  • 1) The archive's precise location must remain secret.
  • 2) The problem facing the contestants is finding enough time to let the dough rise and knowing the precise moment when it should be cooked.
  • 3) It's just clear, precise chat.
  • 4) At the precise moment that they had needed stability they had, instead, opted for upheaval and change.
  • 5) There are no precise figures for the cost of that scheme.
  • 6) Washington was rife with speculation last week about the precise nature of the operation.
  • 7) This will enable you to be more graphic and to fill in colourful and precise details.
  • 8) We could not do what we should have done at precise moments.
  • 9) Just how much depends on the precise location from which you are viewing that view.
  • 10) The precise figure is disputed but it is widely accepted that significant cuts have to be made.
  • 11) The precise size and nature of the object that struck this time remains to be determined.
  • 12) The precise details of how they died have not yet been released.
  • 13) This means you can feel the precise moment when grip is about to be lost.
  • 14) Set aside the precise figures and the trend is unmistakable.
  • 15) The precise nature of what they saw in the books remains unclear.
  • 16) The government has withheld precise details of the route.
  • 17) So how do you feel at this precise moment?
  • 18) The precise nature of their suffering is not recorded.
  • 19) It was not at that precise moment that she admitted to herself that the poet was not coming.
  • 20) The popular press has been found guilty and only the precise details of the sentence remain to be decided.
  • 21) One battery will be in place by the end of the year although its precise location is yet to be determined.
  • 22) Check your handbook for the precise location and current rating of the fuse and then just replace it like for like.
  • 23) Clear and precise yet not overdrawn.
  • 24) Clear and precise and problem solved.
  • 25) He was clear and precise, and he contributed.
  • 26) These figures are not precise, because some people abuse all three.
  • 27) The fewer the ideas that he is able to acquire and combine, the more necessary is it that they should be precise and exact.
  • 28) Ginger, Smudge, George and Dusty volunteered and carried out the function in precise dress and military order.
  • 29) Cooled my heels and observed, put stacks of books in precise marching order, dropped cards on the freebie table.
  • 30) Take a simple example, the mammalian middle ear, tiny bones in precise alignment that couple and amplify miniscule pressure waves.
  • 31) O'Sullivan's 72, starting with the remaining 10 reds unpromisingly grouped over one side of the table, was a masterclass in precise positional play and subtle thinking as he took a pink from each and added the yellow for a winning 72 only to negate this good work by missing a simple pink to let the Australian left-hander in for 59 and a 3-1 lead.
  • 32) Instead, he says, health-conscious consumers should focus on getting their vitamins from plant foods, such as vegetables and whole grains, which contain precise mixtures of hundreds or even thousands of compounds.
  • 33) Both defended the right of Israel to exist, both condemned the violence, but Benedict XVI spoke in precise terms of the Two States; he even said that the security barrier is unacceptable and that Jerusalem has to be the capital of both States.
  • 34) That there is some generalization of the Principle of Computational Equivalence that will somehow actually mean that with appropriate interpretation, sort of all conceivable universes are in precise detail, our actual universe, and its complete history.
  • 35) When we say "We can imagine", what we need to say to be precise is "We can imagine a series of variations on known developmental processes that will cause an embryo to develop into the new form rather than the old."
  • 36) ‘It also requires that any interference with freedom of expression must be precise enough that it can be understood.’
  • 37) ‘His direction is lean and precise, but allows his characters and scenes to expand.’
  • 38) ‘Although it may seem obvious what rock is, formulating a precise definition is not straightforward.’
  • 39) ‘Get precise directions if you are picking up a hire car at the airport.’
  • 40) ‘Whatever its precise direction, economic reconstruction was an urgent priority.’
  • 41) ‘Again the desire to express and evoke tender, inner feelings was hampered by precise, clear action.’
  • 42) ‘Tomb paintings illustrate wine production amply, although the precise details are not always clear.’
  • 43) ‘Can there be a clearer, more precise illustration of a genuine conflict of interest?’
  • 44) ‘The thing is, I'm perfectly happy to follow clear precise instructions to fix things.’
  • 45) ‘Sharp questions about precise value for money, given all the additional billions, were also hard to answer.’
  • 46) ‘Mr Justice Jack was very clear and precise in his judgement saying the council's decision was right and lawful.’
  • 47) ‘Asked if either of those substances were relevant to the treatment of colic his answer is precise and unequivocal.’
  • 48) ‘Obviously his portraits involved precise observation, but the settings tend to be spectral.’
  • 49) ‘Write in a precise, clear style and stick to the point, only including relevant information.’
  • 50) ‘It is not necessary to specify any precise words for such a direction.’
  • 51) ‘She was precise, logical, the possessor of the uncluttered desk and uncluttered mind.’
  • 52) ‘Christopher is a slender and precise man in a collarless shirt and very pressed trousers.’
  • 53) ‘He was so precise about it too, almost like a surgeon would be when dealing with a patient.’
  • 54) ‘On the short holes he is deadly precise and it is very rarely that one hears that he has strayed from the green with his tee shot.’
  • 55) ‘He's gritty, he's precise and, perhaps most importantly, he's not doing this for the love of it.’
  • 56) ‘He was a very precise man, and everything always had to go as planned or not get done at all.’
  • 57) ‘He was very precise when it came to how much of what his animals ate.’
  • 58) ‘At the press conference announcing his decision to join Vinayan's new film, he was precise and clear.’
  • 59) ‘Anyone having a florid imagination or a tendency to exaggerate is less likely to be a reliable witness than one who is precise and careful.’
  • 60) ‘Les was meticulous and precise, particularly in his use of English.’
  • 61) ‘We are now sanitized and correct, factual and precise, but tragically bereft of relationship.’
  • 62) ‘I think it would be helpful if I very briefly refer to the precise finding of that employment tribunal.’
  • 63) ‘No precise moment can be specified; like much else in medicine it will be a matter of judgment.’
  • 64) ‘If I chose that way and was extremely unlucky, it might crash down at that precise moment, killing me inconveniently.’
  • 65) ‘What exactly they were doing at that precise location and time?’
  • 66) ‘Once again - at this precise moment - young Michael runs forward and pipes up.’
  • 67) ‘Of course it was dramatic at this precise moment, but it wouldn't last long, and then we'd just put it down as a bad experience.’
  • 68) ‘At that precise moment, the tree seemed to blossom for the very first time.’
  • 69) ‘It is to be understood that the precise location of the new station has been decided and that the designs have been finalised.’
  • 70) ‘The keystones of the arches bear inscriptions indicating their precise location within the structure.’
  • 71) ‘How can a bird with such a small brain remember the precise locations of so many food caches?’
  • 72) ‘His father left, letting go of the door at the precise moment to let it fall quietly shut.’
  • 73) ‘It sold the company in March for so little it did not have to disclose the precise figure.’

Examples

  • 1) Unfortunately, the particular magazine in question also has a long history of being hideously accurate on many occasions.
  • 2) The last piece of information Short had given him had proved accurate all right.
  • 3) The more accurate term, `defeat", would have been too brutal, too Anglo-Saxon.
  • 4) General Rashood's original estimate of the Russian position had been accurate to a degree.
  • 5) Makers of branded drugs must prove to the Food and Drug Administration that their product is "safe and effective," and its label "accurate and adequate," Justice Thomas wrote.
  • 6) "Rolling Stone issued a statement saying it stands behind its story, which it called "accurate in every detail.
  • 7) They say they're acting on what they call accurate intelligence against terrorist infrastructure in the city.
  • 8) The majority of our masters are scholars by profession, and they are apt to lay undue stress on what they call accurate and minute scholarship, and to neglect wide and cursory reading.
  • 9) Rolling Stone issued a statement saying it stands behind its story, which it called "accurate in every detail."
  • 10) Joshi that students gave similar and what she described as accurate accounts of what occurred last month at Markham Elementary School in Oakland.
  • 11) Not because of the ceremony -- which though historically "accurate" is not a religious service for its participants -- but because the flickering candles perform the same effect of voices, prayers in the darkness -- offering a way to feel oneself in the world.
  • 12) Mr. Arapnel makes some good points, and it's promising to see Ms. Fritz express an interest in accurate and verifiable numbers.
  • 13) ‘At best they distill public information into the most accurate predictions possible.’
  • 14) ‘At the end of the day, it is precisely by providing accurate news and information that we earn and keep our credibility.’
  • 15) ‘‘From measurements on the map and accurate measurements on the ground there is something wrong in that area,’ he said.’
  • 16) ‘To solve this problem, a combination of detailed structural information and accurate, time-resolved measurements are required.’
  • 17) ‘This information can be used to make more accurate predictions of weather and climate.’
  • 18) ‘It was a lifeline of accurate news and information for millions.’
  • 19) ‘As shown in these tables, precise and accurate measurement of hair can be made.’
  • 20) ‘I would have expected that Crikey strongly supports the rapid provision of accurate information to correct errors.’
  • 21) ‘Adding to the problems of making accurate measurements is the fact that cold or warm weather patterns can run in cycles, anywhere from a week to even a season.’
  • 22) ‘There were no accurate measurements of the weather to call upon during this time but the discovery and colonization of Greenland by Eric the Red supports this hypothesis.’
  • 23) ‘One of the main problems they face is getting detailed and accurate information from potential companies.’
  • 24) ‘The corrected equation therefore makes a more accurate prediction.’
  • 25) ‘The writing is full of exposition and flowery, stilted language that may in fact be historically accurate but in large measure prevents the characters from coming to life.’
  • 26) ‘In addition, the effects of a particular treatment can be more precisely calculated and evaluated with accurate measurements.’
  • 27) ‘The results of this study indicate that these subjects were more accurate in predicting their obesity than their aerobic fitness level.’
  • 28) ‘For detailed and accurate information about Bradford trolley buses, I would recommend the several books by J S King.’
  • 29) ‘Distributing free tickets before the event solved the first problem because we now had an accurate measurement of how many students were planning to attend.’
  • 30) ‘An ongoing two-year preliminary survey of more than 80 women has finely tuned the new equipment to ensure the most accurate measurement can be carried out.’
  • 31) ‘The ratings system can never be a fair and accurate measurement of a player's contribution to a game.’
  • 32) ‘Any discrepancies can then be adjusted, ensuring crews have an accurate measurement of their speed.’
  • 33) ‘These techniques provide a more accurate method of assessing energy expenditure patterns.’
  • 34) ‘An unborn baby's developing nose could provide doctors with a more accurate method of screening for Down's syndrome, a new study showed yesterday.’
  • 35) ‘Today, we can reveal we have obtained a draft copy of that very test, a powerful and highly accurate method of assessing individuals for senior positions.’
  • 36) ‘She also explained how coronary angiography is the most accurate method of evaluating and determining the type of surgery a patient needs.’
  • 37) ‘Greene and his associates have devised a more accurate method for calculating graduation rates.’
  • 38) ‘Now, rapid, accurate methods are needed to provide information regarding the fat and lean content during the on-line processing of pork carcasses.’
  • 39) ‘This is probably the most accurate method but requires centrifugation of the sample, analysis of the separated plasma, and use of a moderately complex equation.’
  • 40) ‘There is a more accurate method, but it's high-tech.’
  • 41) ‘There certainly remains a need for more accurate methods to estimate heritabilities and genetic correlations in the absence of pedigree information.’
  • 42) ‘The oldest and least accurate method is dowsing.’
  • 43) ‘Sophisticated and accurate methods of analysing respiratory gases were developed in the twentieth century, and the mechanisms of external respiration are now well defined.’
  • 44) ‘There is no accurate method of calculating the city's true population, and tourists also contribute directly to the excess garbage problems, he said.’
  • 45) ‘But the effects of Einstein's theory in our solar system are very, very small and therefore you have to make very accurate instruments to test them.’
  • 46) ‘For ketosis, the scientists' goal is to come up with a fast, accurate method of identifying animals less likely to suffer the disorder.’
  • 47) ‘It's all well and good installing gadgets into a house and having researchers test them, but it is not the most accurate method of ascertaining consumers' reactions.’
  • 48) ‘The sundial developed into a more accurate instrument with the introduction of the hemispherical sundial around 300 BC.’
  • 49) ‘In terms of the topology scores, the five most accurate methods were not significantly different from one another.’
  • 50) ‘Present-day performers commonly adopt practices of earlier periods whether or not they use historically accurate instruments.’
  • 51) ‘You could also use a digital thermometer to take an axillary temperature, although this is a less accurate method.’
  • 52) ‘The sensor can time this journey down to the nanosecond, ESA says, meaning that the instrument is accurate to within two centimetres.’
  • 53) ‘Mick Nevin and Pat Dowling executed a slick and accurate interchange of passes that created the space for Paul Dermody to advance and secure a 68th minute lead for Villa.’
  • 54) ‘Principal Dr David Watkins said students did very well in the college's vocational courses and he criticised the league tables for not giving an accurate representation of their achievements.’
  • 55) ‘Who on earth figured they could get an accurate representation of my social studies knowledge by handing me a vague question and giving me an hour and a half to come up with something brilliant?’
  • 56) ‘I don't know if this is an accurate visual representation of Gaby, but I'm looking at the picture representing the father here.’
  • 57) ‘Over all I was not disappointed but I could not feel anything other than that the film was an accurate visual representation of what happened even if the characters were flattened.’
  • 58) ‘It will not be enough for him to hide behind some evasion to the effect that the pictures were an accurate representation of events which the Mirror still believes actually took place.’
  • 59) ‘I thought it was an accurate representation of the Gospels.’
  • 60) ‘I have been asked by quite a few people about this video and whether it was an accurate representation of what I have seen and experienced.’
  • 61) ‘You might want to take a closer look, because that photo might not be an accurate representation of what you'll get when you check in.’
  • 62) ‘It's been described as an epidemic, and I think that's an accurate representation, at this point.’
  • 63) ‘He doesn't believe the film to be an accurate representation of his life, but since when did major motion pictures deal in the naked truth?’
  • 64) ‘As with the other two extended editions, this version is also a far more faithful and accurate interpretation of the book.’
  • 65) ‘Maybe these were accurate representations or interpretations of the original article, or maybe not.’
  • 66) ‘This is a surprisingly accurate artists representation of me, except I don't normally have wings, or a hole in my side.’
  • 67) ‘Even so, they can offer accurate representations of people's beliefs.’
  • 68) ‘So, knowing you changed nothing on the camera, how many of the images do you think will be an accurate representation of what you saw?’
  • 69) ‘People expect photographs to be accurate representations or records of reality.’
  • 70) ‘To Marshall Bertrand, Napoleon's faithful aide, this was the most accurate likeness.’
  • 71) ‘She encouraged Darrel to tell her about the beetle as she drew, describing the legs, the wings, and the antennae, in order to ensure an accurate representation.’
  • 72) ‘I enjoyed it for what it was, but I wasn't overly inspired or captivated by Jo's life - however accurate a representation it really is.’
  • 73) ‘If diaries can't be relied on for accurate representation of the past, as this argument would maintain, then we need to read them much the way we read novels.’
  • 74) ‘Since then the US military has claimed its weapons are more accurate and its targets more carefully selected.’
  • 75) ‘Stronskiy is an engineer at Izhmash, and known for creating superbly accurate target rifles.’
  • 76) ‘Yes, we have powerful, accurate weapons; well-trained and humane soldiers; excellent leadership.’
  • 77) ‘Mr Rae said the gun was widely used throughout the second world war and was renowned as an extremely mobile and accurate weapon.’
  • 78) ‘The service pistol is a close personal defense weapon and is deadly accurate.’
  • 79) ‘Technologically, strong land fortifications ease the security dilemma, and highly accurate but vulnerable nuclear weapons exacerbate it.’
  • 80) ‘It's a good all-around weapon with accurate fire.’
  • 81) ‘GPS receivers fitted to munitions transform ‘dumb bombs’ into accurate, all-weather weapons.’
  • 82) ‘One is that weapons will be very accurate, because of the guidance provided by GPS, laser-designation, and inertial systems.’
  • 83) ‘The effort to achieve more accurate weapons began in World War I and approached modern capabilities with PGMs toward the end of the Vietnam War.’
  • 84) ‘The weapon is very accurate at close range and you can go through a whole clip of 30 with very little recoil, ensuring that you don't lose sight of your target.’
  • 85) ‘In the game, everything was designed to go right for the U.S.: weapons were accurate, soldiers were fast and agile, and the command was all knowing.’
  • 86) ‘Hunters had no very accurate weapons for shooting small birds at a distance; they would throw a net over the crouching dog and the birds together.’
  • 87) ‘And lastly, our future emphasizes advancements in smarter, smaller and more accurate weapons.’
  • 88) ‘Now we have weapons that are highly accurate and affordable.’
  • 89) ‘The addition of Global Positioning System equipment makes the weapons even more accurate.’
  • 90) ‘It is less important for armies to concentrate firepower because modern weapons are so accurate.’
  • 91) ‘The weapon is accurate at long distances and the projectile moves pretty fast.’
  • 92) ‘In an age where ‘getting it right’ is everything, smart, accurate weapons may actually seem more moral, intelligent and correct.’
  • 93) ‘Police say the weapon used in the shootings was likely an assault rifle or a hunting rifle, accurate up to 650 meters.’
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