precise

precise
adjective
genau; präzise; fein [Instrument]; groß [Genauigkeit]; förmlich [Art]

be [more] precise — sich präzise[r] ausdrücken

what are your precise intentions? — was genau hast du vor?

..., to be precise — ..., um genau zu sein; ..., genauer gesagt

at that precise moment — genau in dem Augenblick

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adjective
1) (exact: Give me his precise words; precise instructions; a precise translation.) genau
2) (careful to be accurate and exact in manner, speech etc: He is always very precise.) genau
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- precisely
- precision
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pre·cise
[prɪˈsaɪs]
adj
1. (exact) genau, präzise
\precise details genaue Einzelheiten
\precise instructions präzise [o exakte] Angaben
at the \precise moment genau in dem Moment
to be \precise um genau zu sein
2. (approv: careful) sorgfältig, genau; movement [ziel]sicher; pronunciation, spelling korrekt
to be \precise about doing sth etw sehr genau nehmen
he has always been very \precise about recording expenditures er hat über seine Ausgaben immer peinlich genau Buch geführt
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[prI'saɪs]
adj
1) genau; answer, description also präzise

at that precise moment — genau in dem Augenblick

this was the precise amount I needed — das war genau or exakt der Betrag, den ich brauchte

please be more precise —

but was it this precise colour? — aber war es genau diese Farbe?

18, to be precise — 18, um genau zu sein

or, to be more precise, ... — oder, um es genauer zu sagen, ...

in that precise voice of hers —

these precise British accents — die akzentuierte Aussprache der Briten

2) (= meticulous) worker exakt, genau, präzise
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precise [prıˈsaıs] adj
1. präzis(e), genau (Antwort, Anweisungen etc):
precise instrument Präzisionsinstrument n;
to be precise (Redew) genauer gesagt, um genau zu sein
2. präzis(e), exakt, (peinlich) genau, korrekt
3. genau, richtig (Betrag, Zeitpunkt etc):
this is the precise hat I wanted das ist genau der Hut, den ich wollte
4. übergenau, pedantisch
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adjective
genau; präzise; fein [Instrument]; groß [Genauigkeit]; förmlich [Art]

be [more] precise — sich präzise[r] ausdrücken

what are your precise intentions? — was genau hast du vor?

..., to be precise — ..., um genau zu sein; ..., genauer gesagt

at that precise moment — genau in dem Augenblick

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adj.
akkurat adj.
exakt adj.
genau adj.
gewissenhaft adj.
präzis adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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