accurate

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adjective ac·cu·rate \ˈa-kyə-rət, ˈa-k(ə-)rət\

Definition of accurate

  1. 1 :  free from error especially as the result of care an accurate diagnosis

  2. 2 :  conforming exactly to truth or to a standard :  exact providing accurate color

  3. 3 :  able to give an accurate result an accurate gauge

accurately

play \ˈa-kyə-rət-lē, ˈa-k(ə-)rət-, ˈa-k(y)ərt-\ adverb

accurateness

play \-kyə-rət-nəs, -k(ə-)rət-nəs\ noun

Examples of accurate in a sentence

  1. The model is accurate down to the tiniest details.

  2. Her novel is historically accurate.

  3. 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

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.

ACCURATE Defined for English Language Learners

accurate

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adjective ac·cu·rate \ˈa-kyə-rət, ˈa-k(ə-)rət\

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

accurate

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adjective ac·cu·rate \ˈa-kyə-rət\

Definition of accurate for Students

  1. :  free from mistakes :  right an accurate answer

accurately

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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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