Cutting construction paper hearts with precision using scissors.

- The definition of precision is something made with exact measurements.
An example of precision used as an adjective is the term "precision tool" which means a device used to make concise measurements.

- Precision is defined as the quality of being exact.
An example of precision is perfectly cutting a piece of paper.

## precision

- the quality of being precise; exactness, accuracy, etc.
- the degree of this

Origin of precision

French from Classical Latin*praecisio*, a cutting off

- characterized by precision, as in measurement, operation, etc.
- requiring low tolerance, as in manufacturing

## precision

noun

- The state or quality of being precise; exactness.
**a.**The ability of a measurement to be consistently reproduced.**b.**The number of significant digits to which a value has been reliably measured.

adjective

- Used or intended for accurate or exact measurement:
*a precision tool.* - Made so as to vary minimally from a set standard:
*precision components.* - Of or characterized by accurate action:
*precision bombing.*

Origin of precision

Latin*praecīsiō*

*praecīsiōn-*

*a cutting off*

*from*

*praecīsus*

*past participle of*

*praecīdere*

*to cut off*; see

**precise**.

## precision

(*countable and uncountable*, *plural* precisions)

- the state of being precise or exact; exactness
- the ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently
- (mathematics) the number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably

From Middle French *precision*.

## precision - Computer Definition

The number of digits used to express the fractional part of a number. The more digits, the more precision. See single precision and double precision. See also accuracy.