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
The more accurate information could be used for both driving and drone deliveries.
North Korean missile launches have become almost a weekly occurrence, Monday's launch consisted of what North Korea claims is a new, more accurate missile.
Last year, South Point's early Iron Bowl line had Alabama favored by 18 points, which ended up being exactly accurate in the 30-12 Crimson Tide win.
In the 2015 election, voters’ perception of which party leader would make the better prime minister was a more accurate indicator of the result; May is way ahead on that measure. 3.
Chung has a powerful two-handed backhand that is accurate, consistent and deceptive.
On the brighter side, the trackers were fairly accurate at measuring heart rate, the study found.
The forecasts that Lamet has the capability to overwhelm major league hitters had proven accurate.
Modern planes have electronics designed to make navigation easier and more accurate.
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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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