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 company aims to accelerate technological progress by helping companies invest their R&D resources more accurately. Jennifer Kite-Powell, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The Gregorian calendar, intended to more accurately mark the solar year, was adopted in 1752, adding 11 days. Ben Finley, Quartz, 18 Feb. 2024 Candidates must not only understand the relevant accounting principles but also demonstrate critical thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail to complete the simulations accurately. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 Also, the agencies that monitor those flights don’t keep enough data on them to accurately identify possible violators. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 To accurately reflect the time period, the actors had to not only do historical research — with some studying their characters’ real-life counterparts — but also engage in physical training. Caroline Brew, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 Also on board: an innovative sensor that will use radio waves to accurately determine how much cryogenic propellant is left in a tank in the weightless environment of space, technology that is expected to prove useful for downstream moon missions and other deep space voyages. William Harwood, CBS News, 14 Feb. 2024 In previous elections, the quick counts — released by 5 p.m. — have accurately reflected the real results. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 The 82-year-old entrepreneur is a beauty icon in her own right and fans have been begging for her skin-care — or, perhaps more accurately, dermatological — secrets. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 8 Feb. 2024 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 24 Feb. 2024.

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