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Meaning of ACCURATE

Pronunciation:  'akyurit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale"
  2. [adj]  exact in performance or amount; strictly correct; "a precise instrument"; "a precise measurement"

ACCURATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: close, dead on target, dead-on(a), faithful, hi-fi, high-fidelity, straight, true, veracious
 Antonyms: inaccurate
 See Also: correct, exact, precise, right



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"cu*rate\, a. [L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr.
accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take care, cura
care. See {Cure}.]
1. In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some
   standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free
   from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate
   calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression,
   knowledge, etc.

2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.]

         Those conceive the celestial bodies have more
         accurate influences upon these things below.

Syn: Correct; exact; just; nice; particular.

Usage: {Accurate}, {Correct}, {Exact}, {Precise}. We speak of
       a thing as correct with reference to some rule or
       standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a
       correct likeness, a man of correct deportment. We
       speak of a thing as accurate with reference to the
       care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased
       correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an accurate
       statement, an accurate detail of particulars. We speak
       of a thing as exact with reference to that perfected
       state of a thing in which there is no defect and no
       redundance; as, an exact coincidence, the exact truth,
       an exact likeness. We speak of a thing as precise when
       we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or
       model, as if cut down thereto; as a precise conformity
       instructions; precisely right; he was very precise in
       giving his directions.

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