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precious stone any of several minerals, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, that are valued for their rarity and beauty, and are often used in jewelry; gem.
precipice a steep cliff. [2 definitions]
precipitant falling straight down or moving forward very quickly; precipitate. [4 definitions]
precipitate to cause to occur suddenly or sooner than might have been expected or planned; hasten. [11 definitions]
precipitation the act of precipitating or state of being precipitated. [3 definitions]
precipitous having precipices. [2 definitions]
précis a brief summary, usu. of a written text; condensation.
precise clearly stated or strictly delineated. [5 definitions]
precisely with total accuracy; exactly.
precisian a person who adheres exactly to strict rules and forms, especially in matters of religion.
precision the quality of being precise. [3 definitions]
preclear combined form of clear.
preclearance combined form of clearance.
preclude to prevent from happening by means of prior action.
precocious having the skills or mental capacity of a much older person. [2 definitions]
precognition supposed knowledge of a future event or situation, esp. by extrasensory perception.
precoital combined form of coital.
precollege combined form of college.
precollegiate combined form of collegiate.
precolonial combined form of colonial.
pre-Columbian of, or occurring or existing in, the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.