accurate

adjective
ac·​cu·​rate | \ ˈa-kyə-rət How to pronounce accurate (audio) , ˈa-k(ə-)rət\

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
4 : going to, reaching, or hitting the intended target : not missing the target an accurate shot/kick The next play, Johnson fielded a sharp grounder and made an accurate throw to first.— Joe Smith
5 : tending to hit the intended target an accurate free-throw shooter

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accurateness \ -​kyə-​rət-​nəs How to pronounce accurateness (audio) , -​k(ə-​)rət-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for accurate

Synonyms

bang on [chiefly British], correct, dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious

Antonyms

false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

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correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error. correct answers socially correct dress accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care. an accurate description exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth. exact measurements precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation. precise calibration nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination. makes nice distinctions right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault. the right thing to do

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.
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While there's no telling if his diagnosis is accurate, studies have shown that there is a link between high serum copper levels and psoriasis. Rachel Lubitz, refinery29.com, "We Spoke To Kim Kardashian's "Medical Medium" About Her Psoriasis Struggle," 15 June 2019 Named by AutoWeek as one of the country’s top five, the 2National Automobile Museum houses more than 200 vintage cars, some in historically accurate, life-size dioramas. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 To be sure this was accurate, Meunier called the United States Golf Association. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brooks Koepka is chasing the U.S. Open record of a man who was the golf pro at a club in Oconomowoc," 13 June 2019 Surprisingly, several other Reddit users shared that this theory could be accurate, as Mrs. Putnam has shown some disapproval of Gilead. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "All of the Craziest ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Fan Theories From Season 3," 12 June 2019 The board with the numbers being called was prominent and aided by a voice-over, and the board displayed wait times that were frequently updated (and surprisingly accurate). Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Sainted and Tainted: This might be an unpopular thought right now, but here’s to you, Woodbury DMV!," 8 June 2019 As a result, customers must simply trust that the ingredients and claims listed on a product’s label are accurate, often without much outside validation. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "These Dietary Supplements Were Linked to Serious Health Problems in Young People," 6 June 2019 In Thursday’s post MSRC officials wrote: Microsoft is confident that an exploit exists for this vulnerability, and if recent reports are accurate, nearly one million computers connected directly to the internet are still vulnerable to CVE-2019-0708. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw," 31 May 2019 None of these systems are 100 percent accurate, however; as a final step, humans get involved. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of accurate

circa 1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accurate

borrowed from Latin accūrātus "prepared with care, studied, meticulous," from past participle of accūrāre "to give attention to, do carefully," from ad- ad- + cūrāre "to watch over, care for" — more at cure entry 2

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accurate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of accurate

: free from mistakes or errors
: able to produce results that are correct : not making mistakes

accurate

adjective
ac·​cu·​rate | \ ˈa-kyə-rət How to pronounce accurate (audio) \

Kids Definition of accurate

: free from mistakes : right an accurate answer

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