(?), a. [L. praeceps, -cipitis: cf. OF. precipiteux. See Precipice.] 1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
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2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
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3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts. Sir T. Browne. "Marian's low, precipitous Hush!'" Mrs. Browning.
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-- Pre*cip"i*tous*ly, adv. -- Pre*cip"i*tous*ness, n.
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(pr`s"), n. [F. See Precise.] A concise or abridged statement or view; an abstract; a summary.
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