In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(accurate)(measurements/calculations) exacto(instructions/description/estimate) preciso
- Although it may seem obvious what rock is, formulating a precise definition is not straightforward.
- It also requires that any interference with freedom of expression must be precise enough that it can be understood.
- Tomb paintings illustrate wine production amply, although the precise details are not always clear.
- Again the desire to express and evoke tender, inner feelings was hampered by precise, clear action.
- Can there be a clearer, more precise illustration of a genuine conflict of interest?
- Mr Justice Jack was very clear and precise in his judgement saying the council's decision was right and lawful.
- It is not necessary to specify any precise words for such a direction.
- Whatever its precise direction, economic reconstruction was an urgent priority.
- The thing is, I'm perfectly happy to follow clear precise instructions to fix things.
- Asked if either of those substances were relevant to the treatment of colic his answer is precise and unequivocal.
- Get precise directions if you are picking up a hire car at the airport.
- Obviously his portraits involved precise observation, but the settings tend to be spectral.
- Sharp questions about precise value for money, given all the additional billions, were also hard to answer.
- Write in a precise, clear style and stick to the point, only including relevant information.
- His direction is lean and precise, but allows his characters and scenes to expand.
2(specific)precisoat that precise moment the phone rang — en ese preciso momento sonó el teléfono
- I have no precise aim in mind — no me propongo nada específicamente
- you'll have to be more precise — tendrá que ser más preciso
- there were about 60, 59 to be precise — había unos 60, 59 para ser exacto / preciso
- Once again - at this precise moment - young Michael runs forward and pipes up.
- His father left, letting go of the door at the precise moment to let it fall quietly shut.
- Of course it was dramatic at this precise moment, but it wouldn't last long, and then we'd just put it down as a bad experience.
- It is to be understood that the precise location of the new station has been decided and that the designs have been finalised.
- At that precise moment, the tree seemed to blossom for the very first time.
- What exactly they were doing at that precise location and time?
- The keystones of the arches bear inscriptions indicating their precise location within the structure.
- No precise moment can be specified; like much else in medicine it will be a matter of judgment.
- I think it would be helpful if I very briefly refer to the precise finding of that employment tribunal.
- It sold the company in March for so little it did not have to disclose the precise figure.
- If I chose that way and was extremely unlucky, it might crash down at that precise moment, killing me inconveniently.
- How can a bird with such a small brain remember the precise locations of so many food caches?
- He's gritty, he's precise and, perhaps most importantly, he's not doing this for the love of it.
- He was a very precise man, and everything always had to go as planned or not get done at all.
- He was very precise when it came to how much of what his animals ate.
- Christopher is a slender and precise man in a collarless shirt and very pressed trousers.
- We are now sanitized and correct, factual and precise, but tragically bereft of relationship.
- He was so precise about it too, almost like a surgeon would be when dealing with a patient.
- Les was meticulous and precise, particularly in his use of English.
- She was precise, logical, the possessor of the uncluttered desk and uncluttered mind.
- Anyone having a florid imagination or a tendency to exaggerate is less likely to be a reliable witness than one who is precise and careful.
- On the short holes he is deadly precise and it is very rarely that one hears that he has strayed from the green with his tee shot.
- At the press conference announcing his decision to join Vinayan's new film, he was precise and clear.
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