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Mathematica Precision

How can I set the output precision of the following statement to 10 decimal places? I was looking through the documentation, and for some reason, all I could find was ...
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Dealing with numbers too large for machine precision in Graphics

Graphics only supports machine precision numbers (i.e. number that can be converted to machine precision). Take for example ...
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Meaning of backtick in floating-point literal

If I compute, say, 1/3//N, Mathematica displays 0.333333 as the result. When I copy that output to use elsewhere, the paste ...