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The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.
Kenneth Blackwell

Meaning of "precinct" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRECINCT

From Medieval Latin praecinctum (something) surrounded, from Latin praecingere to gird around, from prae before, around + cingere to gird.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRECINCT

precinct  [ˈpriːsɪŋkt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRECINCT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Precinct is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRECINCT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Precinct

A precinct is a space enclosed by the walls or other boundaries of a particular place or building, or by an arbitrary and imaginary line drawn around it. The term is often used to refer to a division of a police department in a large city. New York City uses the term "precinct" for its police stations.

Definition of precinct in the English dictionary

The first definition of precinct in the dictionary is an enclosed area or building marked by a fixed boundary such as a wall. Other definition of precinct is such a boundary. Precinct is also an area in a town, often closed to traffic, that is designed or reserved for a particular purpose.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRECINCT


cinct
sɪŋkt
discinct
dɪˈsɪŋkt
distinct
dɪˈstɪŋkt
extinct
ɪkˈstɪŋkt
indistinct
ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt
instinct
ˈɪnstɪŋkt
overinked
ˌəʊvərˈɪŋkt
procinct
prəʊˈsɪŋkt
sexlinked
ˈsɛksˌlɪŋkt
succinct
səkˈsɪŋkt
tinct
tɪŋkt
unextinct
ˌʌnɪkˈstɪŋkt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRECINCT

prechoose
precinct captain
precinct police
precinct station
precinct worker
precincts
preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious stone
preciously
preciousness
precipe
precipice
precipiced
precipitability
precipitable
precipitance

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRECINCT

depeinct
gut instinct
herd instinct
homing instinct
killer instinct
life instinct
maternal instinct
pedestrian precinct
shopping precinct
survival instinct
voting precinct

Synonyms and antonyms of precinct in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PRECINCT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «precinct» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of precinct

Translation of «precinct» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRECINCT

Find out the translation of precinct to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of precinct from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «precinct» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

区域
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recinto
570 millions of speakers

English

precinct
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेंड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَحَلّاتٌ تِـجَارِيَّةٌ حَوْلَ سَاحَةٍ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пешеходная зона в центре города
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recinto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিপার্শ্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zone piétonne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Presint
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bezirk
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

指定地区
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보행자 전용 구역
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Presint
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

huyện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எல்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सीमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçim bölgesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zona
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obręb
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обгороджена територія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumscripție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιφέρεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gebied
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

polisdistrikt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

distrikt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of precinct

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRECINCT»

The term «precinct» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.738 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRECINCT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «precinct» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «precinct» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about precinct

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3 QUOTES WITH «PRECINCT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word precinct.
1
Kenneth Blackwell
The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted.
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Marcelene Cox
Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
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Avi Rubin
I think that, you know, looking at all the systems that I've been studying over the last several years, that paper ballots with a precinct optical scan counters and random audits is the best system that we can have.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRECINCT»

Discover the use of precinct in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to precinct and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Last Precinct
The new era of Scarpetta begins… In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….
Patricia Cornwell, 2001
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Precinct 13
After working up the courage to report the missing body, Alex is transferred to the mysterious Precinct 13 where she discovers that her new co-workers—including a cute technomage named Jack—are paranormals just like her.
Tate Hallaway, 2012
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Kourion: Excavations in the Episcopal Precinct
More than fifty years after the earthquake of 365 destroyed Kourion, the seat of the Roman administration of Cyprus, a Christian basilica was built upon the remains of its pagan predecessor.
Arthur Hubert Stanley Megaw, 2007
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The Last Dance: A Novel Of The 87th Precinct
The Last Dance is Ed McBain's fiftieth novel of the 87th Precinct and certainly one of his best. The series began in 1956 with Cop Hater and proves him to be the man who has been called “so good he should be arrested.”
Ed McBain, 1999
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Fat Ollie's Book: A Novel of the 87th Precinct
They're not such a big deal, you know. Even when the victim is a city councilman as well known as Lester Henderson. But this is the first time Fat Ollie Weeks of the 88th Precinct has written a novel, ah yes.
Ed McBain, 2003
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Fiddlers: A Novel of the 87th Precinct
A blind violinist taking a smoke break, a cosmetics sales rep cooking an omelet in her own kitchen, a college professor trudging home from class, a priest contemplating retirement in the rectory garden, an old woman out walking her dog- ...
Ed McBain, 2007
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Sixth Precinct
Detective Joe Dante of the Sixth Precinct investigates the bizarre and brutal slaying of millionaire art collector Oscar Wembley, hacked to death with a kitchen knife, and becomes embroiled in an even more baffling murder
Christopher Newman, 1987
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Police!: A precinct at work
Presents twenty-four hours at a New York City police precinct and describes the duties and attitudes of the various officers who work there.
Sara Ann Friedman, David Jacobs, 1975
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Blackout in Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Five
Blackout in Precinct Puerto Rico is the fifth installment in Stephen Torres' highly acclaimed Precinct Puerto Rico series It's Friday night when sixteen-year-old Luisa Ferré stumbles into Sheriff Luis Gonzalo’ path--naked, battered, and ...
Steven Torres, 2010
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Precinct Puerto Rico: A Luis Gonzalo Novel, Book One
"Steven Torres has crafted a fascinating tale about illegal immigration and the clash between good and corrupt cops in Puerto Rico."--José Latour, author of Outcast "Steven Torres knows what he's doing.
Steven Torres, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRECINCT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term precinct is used in the context of the following news items.
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46th Precinct launches community policing program
The NYPD's 46th Precinct in the Bronx is looking to sports as a way of getting kids off the streets and away from violence this summer. «News 12 Bronx, Jul 15»
2
Retailers reject new shopping precinct proposal
SOME residents and business owners won't have a bar of a proposal for a new shopping precinct on the Capricorn Coast. Before Livingstone ... «Bundaberg News Mail, Jul 15»
3
The 66th Precinct Is One Of The Most Dangerous Places To Ride A …
The 66th Precinct, which includes Kensington, is one of the most dangerous places to ride a bicycle in the entire city, according to numbers ... «Bensonhurstbean, Jul 15»
4
The 105th Precinct gets more cops
The 105th Precinct ris getting 18 new police officers who will be undergoing the NYPD's latest mentorship training program. «TimesLedger, Jul 15»
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Rosie Rivera of Riverton precinct is UPD's first-ever female chief
RIVERTON, Utah — As Utah celebrates its pioneer heritage this weekend, a Utah policewoman is continuing her pioneering career. «fox13now.com, Jul 15»
6
Tauranga Harbour Marine Precinct update
The precinct will provide a base for boat building and refit businesses in Tauranga City and will be managed by Tauranga City Council under ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
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Pamlico looks at possible precinct consolidations as polling sites
BAYBORO | The Pamlico County Board of Elections will discuss possible precinct consolidations during its 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the ... «New Bern Sun Journal, Jul 15»
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Precinct 4 offers trip to Culinary Institute LeNôtre
Join Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program for lunch and a movie at the Culinary Institute LeNôtre Thursday, Aug. 6 at 12:15 p.m.. Senior adults 50 ... «Your Houston News, Jul 15»
9
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman sets a new record …
Law enforcement officers from the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office presented Spring's Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner Shane ... «Your Houston News, Jul 15»
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Escaped prisoner in East Harlem, escaped from NYPD's 25th police …
Cops rushed to the 25th precinct station house Friday afternoon, in the air, on the ground, and on four legs. They were all hunting for a suspect ... «WABC-TV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Precinct [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/precinct>. Dec 2019 ».
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