Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being overprecise.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ precision

Examples

  • But then, overprecision is also known as precision, and is often a welcome contrast to the unclarity found elsewhere.

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  • While the methods of the survey have been largely accepted, some statisticians have cautioned against overprecision in estimating death tolls when on-the-ground documentation of deaths is not possible, as in many wars.

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  • As during the years from four to eight there is great danger that overemphasis of the activities of the accessory muscles will sow the seeds of chorea, or aggravate predispositions to it, now again comes a greatly increased danger, hardly existing from eight to twelve, that overprecision, especially if fundamental activities are neglected, will bring nervous strain and stunting precocity.

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  • But, without reading any ridiculous overprecision into the statement, a day to the Lord is as a thousand years to man.

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  • I don’t know about particular tics, but overall one does find in Julian Sanchez a kind of philosopher-like wordiness and analytical overprecision.

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