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1. precisely

adverb. ['prɪˈsaɪsli, priːˈsaɪsli'] indicating exactness or preciseness.

Synonyms

  • exactly

Antonyms

  • inequity
  • unfairness

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • precise (English)

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Rhymes with Precisely

  • concisely
  • nicely
  • knicely
  • isaly

Sentences with precisely


1. Adverb
The house should be precisely modeled so that the deck can be accurately designed.

Quotes about precisely


1. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. Betting on the success of innovative technologies in the marketplace can carry all the uncertainty and risk that betting on the next card in the deck does at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. There is a factor of randomness that must be factored in, but precisely how to do so is anyone's guess.
- Henry Petroski

3. Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
- Dennis Prager

2. precisely

adverb. ['prɪˈsaɪsli, priːˈsaɪsli'] in a precise manner.

Synonyms

  • exactly

Antonyms

  • inexactly
  • partial

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • precise (English)

3. precisely

adverb. ['prɪˈsaɪsli, priːˈsaɪsli'] just as it should be.

Synonyms

  • exactly
  • on the nose
  • on the button

Antonyms

  • unfair
  • unjust
  • dishonorable
  • unrighteous

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • precise (English)
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