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precisely adv
1 indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt" [syn: exactly, just]
2 in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself precisely" [syn: incisively, exactly] [ant: imprecisely, imprecisely]
3 just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said" [syn: exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button]

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Adverb

precisely
  1. in a precise manner

Translations

in a precise manner

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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