precision etymology

English word precision comes from Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) precision (Precision (quality of being precise).)

Detailed word origin of precision

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
precision Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Precision (quality of being precise).
precision English (eng) Made, or characterized by accuracy.. Used for exact or precise measurement. (mathematics) The number of significant digits to which a value may be measured reliably.. The ability of a measurement to be reproduced consistently.. The state of being precise or exact; exactness.