pre·cise / priˈsīs/ • adj. marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail: precise directions I want as precise a time of death as I can get. ∎ (of a person) exact, accurate, and careful about details: the director was precise with his camera positions. ∎ used to emphasize that one is referring to an exact and particular thing: at that precise moment the car stopped. PHRASES: to be precise used to indicate that one is now giving more exact or detailed information: there were not many—five, to be precise.DERIVATIVES: pre·cise·ness n.