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precision

 [pre-sizh´un]
1. the quality of being sharply or exactly defined.
2. in statistics, the extent to which a measurement procedure gives the same results each time it is repeated under identical conditions.

pre·ci·sion

(prē-si'zhŭn), Do not confuse this word with accuracy.
1. The quality of being sharply defined or stated; one measure of precision is the number of distinguishable alternatives to a measurement.
2. In statistics, the inverse of the variance of a measurement or estimate.
3. Reproducibility of a quantifiable result; an indication of the random error.

precision

Lab medicine A measure of test or assay reproducibility–ie, capability of producing the same results when performed on the same specimen under the same conditions; data with high precision has a low standard deviation and a low coefficient of variation. Cf Accuracy.

pre·ci·sion

(prē-sizh'ŭn)
1. The quality of being sharply defined or stated; one measure of precision is the number of distinguishable alternatives to a measurement.
2. statistics The inverse of the variance of a measurement or estimate.
3. Reproducibility of a quantifiable result; an indication of the random error.

precision

the quality of being sharply defined by virtue of exact detail, an important criteria of a diagnostic test. A precise test is free from random error. Precision is a requirement of accuracy.
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The artworks completed by the Precisionists were commentaries on these changes and reflected a growing nation grappling with the expansion of technology and industry and the replacement of the old with the new.
This is noticeable in Precisionist pictures by the lack of people in their paintings.
He also won the Grade 3 National Sprint Championship, in which he equalled the track record for six furlongs and beat subsequent sprint champion Precisionist, and was runner-up in two Grade 1 contests, the Jerome Handicap and the Vosburgh Stakes.
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Retired to stud by owner Allen Paulson after 1996, only to prove sterile, Cigar made the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, beating out Ancient Title and Precisionist in the ``contemporary male'' category.
He also finished third behind Precisionist and Smile in the second Breeders' Cup Sprint, held at Aqueduct in 1985.
Photography by no means played second fiddle to Charles Sheeler's work as a Precisionist painter.
Cigar, the winner of 16 races in a row in the mid-1990s, figures to beat out Ancient Title and Precisionist to go into the Hall of Fame in the ``contemporary male'' category.
is a half-sister to stakes-placed Regal Countess out of the unraced Copelan mare Insight To Hope, from the family of champion sprinter Precisionist.
I've got the feeling that he probably just wants to go onto the track for 20 minutes or half an hour and stand for a while, like John Henry used to do, like Precisionist used to do.
Having gone to California as a student, Russell made his name as a trainer working for the late Fred Hooper, for whom he trained Susan's Girl, champion filly in 1972 and 1973, Precisionist, and multiple stakes-winner Tri Jet.
Inductions for the US Hall of Fame were held on Monday in Saratoga and new members included the late trainer Sonny Hine, jockey Mike Smith and equine stars Precisionist and Dance Smartly.