Definition of accurate
1 : free from error especially as the result of care an accurate diagnosis
2 : conforming exactly to truth or to a standard : exact providing accurate color
3 : able to give an accurate result an accurate gauge
accuratelyplay \ˈa-kyə-rət-lē, ˈa-k(ə-)rət-, ˈa-k(y)ərt-\ adverb
accuratenessplay \-kyə-rət-nəs, -k(ə-)rət-nəs\ noun
Examples of accurate in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of accurate from the Web
Chief Ralph Piccirilli, Customs and Border Protection public affairs liaison, said that the process is more than 99 percent accurate.
As Sam Thielman of Talking Points Memo initially pointed out on Twitter, that may not be entirely accurate.
The records, which include details for numerous loans, were certified as accurate by an accounting firm as of December 2015, several months before Mr. Manafort joined the Trump campaign, and were filed with Cyprus government authorities in 2016.
CNBC is reporting Pizza Hut is adding a new system to make predicting the time of deliveries more accurate and reliable.
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Given all this, Don Jr.’s claim that his meeting with Veselnitskaya regarding adoptions may have been, in some technical sense, accurate and misleading at the same time.
Pyrosome colonies look, for lack of a more accurate analogy, like a giant swimming condom.
Cold room overwhelms hot coffee Count this among whiny (but accurate) observations of media members.
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Origin and Etymology of accurate
Synonym Discussion of accurate
ACCURATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accurate for English Language Learners
: free from mistakes or errors
: able to produce results that are correct : not making mistakes
ACCURATE Defined for Kids
Word Root of accurate
The Latin word cūrāre, meaning “to care,” gives us the root cur. Words from the Latin cūrāre have something to do with giving care. A cure, something that heals sickness, is something that cares for someone's health. Anything accurate has been carefully measured or supplied so that it is free from mistakes. A curator is a person who cares for the things in a museum.
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