precision

Use the noun precision to describe something that's exact, such as the work of a carpenter who's made 100 identical pieces of railing for a grand staircase.

Precision is similar to perfection in that both words suggest that something could not possibly be better. However, perfection describes something that's flawless, such as a beautiful sunset. Precision, on the other hand, is more about accuracy, like computing the exact second that the perfect sunset will occur.

Definitions of precision
  1. noun
    the quality of being exact
    synonyms: exactitude, exactness
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    Antonyms:
    inexactitude, inexactness
    the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
    types:
    minuteness
    great precision; painstaking attention to details
    preciseness
    the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
    trueness
    exactness of adjustment
    type of:
    accuracy, truth
    the quality of being near to the true value
  2. noun
    the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
    “note the meticulous precision of his measurements”
    synonyms: preciseness
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    Antonyms:
    impreciseness, imprecision
    the quality of lacking precision
    type of:
    exactitude, exactness
    the quality of being exact
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