precisely
adverb Date: 14th century exactly <
precisely two o'clock
>
— sometimes used as an intensive <
was popular precisely because he was so kind
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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” …   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 */*/*/ — UK [prɪˈsaɪslɪ] / US 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 adding… …   English dictionary

  • 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

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