Precisely

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Definition

precisely: exactly, absolutely, specifically
adverb
That's precisely the point that I have been arguing!
Is it 3:00 p.m.? -It's 3:00 p.m. precisely.

precise: exact, specific, particular
adjective

precision: accuracy, exactness
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Please tell me precisely why you want to join the circus.
US: I can't give you a precise answer: it's just a feeling I have.
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Examples

  • "Sheriff Joan Wayne to be precise."
  • "I'm calling an emergency meeting for tomorrow (Friday the 13th) first thing in the morning (8:15 am to be precise)."
  • "I'm here because two European tourists - Dutch to be precise - have been taken hostage by pirates."
  • "Miss Fiona Stake is an efficiency expert (a consultant to be precise), hired by Bruno at the request of several Delavigne Corp investors who are concerned about the efficiency of our staff."
  • "And carbon dating gives us a precise idea of when these beasts did actually exist."
  • "Moira : Speaking of Mexico, or more precisely the Gulf of Mexico, an earthquake struck the west coast of central Florida last night."
  • "Janine : Precisely Brent."

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