Precisive
Precisive Pre*ci"sive, a. Cutting off; (Logic) exactly limiting by cutting off all that is not absolutely relative to the purpose; as, precisive censure; precisive abstraction. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

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  • precisive — precisive1 /pri suy siv/, adj. separating or distinguishing (a person or thing) from another or others: precisive imputation of guilt. [1670 80; < L praecis(us) (see PRECISE) + IVE] precisive2 /pri suy siv/, adj. characterized by accuracy or… …   Universalium

  • precisive — adjective /pɹiˈsaɪ.sɪv/ a) Cutting off. precisive censure b) Exactly limiting by cutting off all that is not absolutely relative to the purpose. precisive abstraction See Also: precise, precision, decisive, incisive …   Wiktionary

  • precisive — ˈsīsiv, īziv adjective Etymology: in sense 1, from Latin praecisus + English ive; in sense 2, from precision (I) + ive 1. : cutting off …   Useful english dictionary

  • precisive — pre·ci·sive …   English syllables

  • precisian —   n. person excessively devoted to minute observance of rules.    ♦ precisianism, n.    ♦ precisive, a. separating; defining; exact …   Dictionary of difficult words

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