accurate

accurate
adjective Etymology: Latin accuratus, from past participle of accurare to take care of, from ad- + cura care Date: 1596 1. free from error especially as the result of care <
an accurate diagnosis
>
2. conforming exactly to truth or to a standard ; exact <
providing accurate color
>
3. able to give an accurate result <
an accurate gauge
>
Synonyms: see correctaccurately adverbaccurateness noun

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  • accurate — [[t]æ̱kjʊrət[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Accurate information, measurements, and statistics are correct to a very detailed level. An accurate instrument is able to give you information of this kind. Police have stressed that this is the most accurate… …   English dictionary

  • accurate — 01. I m not sure of the time; my watch doesn t seem to be very [accurate]. 02. The witness gave an [accurate] description of the criminal she even knew his eye color! 03. It was hard to get an [accurate] count of the number of people in the room… …   Grammatical examples in English

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