: free from error especially as the result of care <an accurate diagnosis>
: conforming exactly to truth or to a standard : exact <providing accurate color>
Examples of ACCURATE
- The model is accurate down to the tiniest details.
- Her novel is historically accurate.
- The machines were not yet accurate enough to give useful results.
Origin of ACCURATE
from past participle of accurare
to take care of, from ad-
First Known Use: 1596
Related to ACCURATE
- correct, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious
- false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong
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