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1) exactlyprecisely how/when/what:
At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before.
He knows precisely what we want.2) clearly
Dartman spoke very precisely.3) used for adding emphasis to a reason or explanation
They have the best medical care precisely because of high taxes.4) spoken used for showing that you completely agree with what someone says or that you think they are exactly right
"You mean he took the money for himself?" "Precisely."
English dictionary. 2014.
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precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” * * * pre·cise·ly (prĭ sīsʹlē) adv. 1. In a precise manner. 2. Used as an intensive: Inferior equipment was precisely the… … Universalium
precisely — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
precisely — [adv] exactly, just absolutely, accurately, as well, correctly, definitely, even, expressly, for a fact, for sure, just so, literally, no ifs ands or buts*, no mistake*, on the button*, on the money*, on the nose*, plumb, right, sharp, smack*,… … New thesaurus
precisely — [prē sīs′lē, pri sīs′lē] adv. 1. in a precise manner 2. exactly: Also used as an affirmative reply, equivalent to “I agree” … English World dictionary
precisely — pre|cise|ly W3S2 [prıˈsaısli] adv 1.) exactly and correctly = ↑exactly ▪ Temperature can be measured precisely. ▪ He arrived at precisely 4 o clock. precisely what/how/where etc ▪ It is difficult to know precisely how much impact the changes will … Dictionary of contemporary English
precisely — [[t]prɪsa͟ɪsli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group Precisely means accurately and exactly. Nobody knows precisely how many people are still living in the camp... The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m... Breakfast television… … English dictionary
precisely — /prI saIsli/ adverb 1 exactly: precisely what/how/where etc: I won t know precisely what the job involves until I actually start. | Be there at precisely 4 o clock. 2 used to emphasize that a particular thing is completely true or correct: I didn … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
precisely — pre|cise|ly [ prı saısli ] adverb 1. ) exactly: At the end of the war we were in precisely the same financial position as before. precisely how/when/what: He knows precisely what we want. 2. ) clearly: Dartman spoke very precisely. 3. ) used for… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, promptly, prompt, dead on, on the stroke of; informal on the button, on the dot, on the nose 2) precisely the kind of man I am looking for Syn: exactly, absolutely … Thesaurus of popular words
precisely — adverb 1) at 2 o clock precisely Syn: exactly, sharp, on the dot, promptly, on the stroke of ...; informal bang (on); Brit.; informal spot on; N.Amer.; informal on the button 2) precisely the man I am looking for Syn … Synonyms and antonyms dictionary