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precession the act or condition of preceding; precedence. [3 definitions]
precession of the equinoxes the earlier occurrence of the equinoxes in each sidereal year because of a slow variation in the rotation of the earth, caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon.
prechill combined form of chill.
pre-Christmas combined form of Christmas.
precinct an area, as of a town or city, forming one electoral district or patrolled by one police unit. [4 definitions]
preciosity excessive care or refinement in language or style, or an instance of this.
precious of great worth or value. [6 definitions]
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 very steep or sudden; rising or dropping abruptly. [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 or previously established condition. [2 definitions]