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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
These punctilious corrections can be read as allegories of Hausner's own precisionist method, in which compositions are storyboarded, edits deliberated, soundscapes highly designed, and details of clothing, locale, and comportment premeditated--an approach one might call, following Robert Bresson's phrase for his own assiduous aesthetic system, "mettre en ordre."
Precisionist, winner of the 1985 Breeders' Cup Sprint, has been put down owing to a malignant tumour in his sinus passages.
2 AMOUR FOU (Jessica Hausner) One of the great films about the nature of love, Hausner's precisionist chronicle of the suicide pact between Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel draws on the paintings of Vermeer and Marie-Denise Villers and brilliantly employs lieder by Mozart and Beethoven--the most telling use of period performance since Straub-Huillet's 1968 Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach.
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.
The longer views, such as the golden-hued night-shot Transparent City #46, are appealing in their precisionist integrity, but don't surpass his earlier work on their own; seen alongside the close-ups of office workers framed in windows, however, they begin to pulse with humanity.
He also finished third behind Precisionist and Smile in the second Breeders' Cup Sprint, held at Aqueduct in 1985.
A seemingly haphazard assemblage of hastily gathered and cursorily installed "pathetic" materials--abandoned sacks and hand-cut collages, photocopied images, tatty furniture, lazily scrawled texts, smears of gray paint, and scattered bits of dark flooring like so many poor-boy Carl Andres--the show belies Godard's reputation as Swiss precisionist. The sheer visual beauty, dense montage, and complex sound/image interplay of his late films have here been replaced with an approach that is not so much unruly or artless as calculatedly crude.
The speedy filly, consigned by Kings Equine Inc., 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.
Though they sound like a digestive disorder or Maoist economic plan, the "Obstructions"--a perverse variation on Dogme--are a program designed to test the elder director and reveal the limitations of his precisionist vision and technique.
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.