[location, details, figure, definition, measurements, instructions, plans] précis (e)
→ the precise location of the wreck
→ He was not clear on the pres ture of his mission.
→ We will never know the precise details of his death.
→ I can't give you a precise figure at this stage, but it will be around 95%.
→ To teach its meaning to a computer we must provide it with a precise definition.
→ I'll need precise measurements if you want me to buy the wood for you.
→ Could you give us a precise definition of what you mean by "a reduction in services" here?
→ They speak very precise English.
→ I left very precise instructions about how to deal with the invoices.
→ Have you any precise plans for the next few weeks?
→ He gave me a very precise route to follow.
at that precise moment à cet instant précis
the precise moment when le moment précis où
→ I can remember the precise moment when I first met him.
to be precise (adv)
(=in fact) pour être précis
→ More than a week ago, Thursday evening to be precise, Susanne was at her evening class.
→ We had about a dozen people round to dinner, thirteen, to be precise.
→ I have to be up early, 4 a.m. to be precise.
[person] précis (e)
He's very precise in everything he does. Il est très précis dans tout ce qu'il fait.
→ She explained things, clearly, precisely and patiently. Yes, she was very precise, an uncluttered woman with an uncluttered mind.
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