Not precise; not exact; vague.
M.E., from M.Fr. précis "cut short" from M.L. precisus, from L. prÃ¦cisus "abridged, cut off," p.p. of prÃ¦cidere "to cut off, shorten," from prÃ¦- "in front," → pre-, + cÃ¦dere "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, slay."
Parsun literally "cut around" (compare with Skt. pariccheda "precise, accurate definition, exact discrimination," from pari- + cheda "cut, cutting off," from chid- "to cut, split"), from par-, variant of pirâ- "around, about," → peri-, + sun "to cut;" cf. Kurd. Sorani su, sun "to sharpen, whet;" Kurd. Kurmanji (prefixed ha-, contraction of *ham-) hasun "to sharpen, whet;" Mod.Pers. sân "whetstone," variants fasân, afsân, awsân; Av. si-, sā- "to cut;" cf. Skt. śā- "to sharpen, whet" (see also → concrete).
In a precise manner.
The quality or state of being very accurate.