ac·​cu·​rate·​ly ˈa-kyə-rət-lē How to pronounce accurately (audio)
: in an accurate manner : without mistakes or errors
It is very difficult to predict the weather accurately.
The book's title does not accurately reflect its subject.
For the first time, Europeans could accurately visualize their continent in a way that enabled them to improvise new navigational routes instead of simply going from point to point.Julie Rehmeyer

Examples of accurately in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The model can then recognize and map explosives more quickly and accurately than a human reviewing the same images. Lori Youmshajekian, Scientific American, 21 Nov. 2023 Workers’ rights advocates say that, in many cases, stay-or-pay clauses no longer accurately reflect the company’s costs but instead appear to be inflated financial penalties designed to discourage quitting. Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Employers are ranked within size groups to accurately compare results. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 Or, more accurately for our purposes today, physician’s assistants. John Kelly, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 But the weather in several weeks’ time cannot be accurately predicted. WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 The number of tweets accurately marking real deepfakes was eclipsed more than fivefold by the number of tweets accusing genuine videos of being deepfakes. IEEE Spectrum, 9 Nov. 2023 The American Heart Association yesterday publicized two preliminary studies that showed AI may accurately detect heart valve disease and predict cardiovascular risk. Bysage Lazzaro, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 Still said, skeptical that the system had accurately identified who on the team covered the most ground. Simon Akam, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accurately was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Accurately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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