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.
Origin and Etymology of accurate
Latin accuratus, from past participle of accurare to take care of, from ad- + cura care
First Known Use: circa 1599
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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