from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being precise; exactness.
- n. The ability of a measurement to be consistently reproduced.
- n. The number of significant digits to which a value has been reliably measured.
- adj. Used or intended for accurate or exact measurement: a precision tool.
- adj. Made so as to vary minimally from a set standard: precision components.
- adj. Of or characterized by accurate action: precision bombing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the state of being precise or exact; exactness
- n. the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently
- n. the number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably
- adj. used for exact or precise measurement
- adj. made, or characterized by accuracy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being precise; exact limitation; exactness; accuracy; strict conformity to a rule or a standard; definiteness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being precise, exact, or definite as to form or meaning; distinctness; accuracy.
- n. In logic: Freedom from inessential elements.
- n. The separation from anything of extrinsic elements.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
Latin praecīsiō, praecīsiōn-, a cutting off, from praecīsus, past participle of praecīdere, to cut off; see precise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French precision. (Wiktionary)