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accurate

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1 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard
  • an accurate count of the number of people coming to the wedding reception

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2 following an original exactly
  • an accurate translation of the original story

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3 meeting the highest standard of accuracy
  • an accurate thermometer
  • accurate measurements

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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

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The first known use of accurate was circa 1599

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“Accurate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accurate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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