What does accurate mean?

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ˈæk yər ɪtac·cu·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accurate(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. accurate, exact, precise(adj)

    (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

    "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"


  1. accurate(Adjective)

    In exact or careful conformity to truth; 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. accurate(Adjective)

    Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.

  3. accurate(Adjective)

    Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.

  4. Origin: * First attested in the 1610's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accurate(adj)

    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. Accurate(adj)

    precisely fixed; executed with care; careful



    ACCURATE was established in 2005 by a group of computer scientists, psychologists and policy experts to address problems with electronic voting. The NSF-funded organization seeks to provide fundamental research and reference materials about electronic voting for use by policy makers, vendors, the elections community and the general public.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accurate

    ak′kūr-āt, adj. done with care: exact.—n. Ac′curacy, correctness: exactness.—adv. Ac′curately.—n. Ac′curateness. [L. accuratus, performed with care (of things)—ad, to, cura, care.]

Editors Contribution

  1. accurate

    Exact in every way.

    It is important that press information is accurate.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accurate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3399

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accurate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3425

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accurate' in Adjectives Frequency: #455

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accurate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accurate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of accurate in a Sentence

  1. President Donald Trump:

    It's not racist at all, no, not at all. It comes from China, that's why. I want to be accurate.

  2. Troy Price:

    The reporting of the results and circumstances surrounding the 2020 Iowa Democratic Party caucuses were unacceptable. As chair of the party, I apologize deeply for this, the bottom line is that we hit a stumbling block on the back end of the reporting of the data, but the one thing I want you to know : We know this data is accurate.

  3. Carolyn Maloney:

    This is a deliberate effort to politicize the census for partisan gains that violates the standards set forth in the Constitution mandating an accurate count of the nation, congress should block this action by passing the Census IDEA Act, which I introduced last week. We cannot accept an incomplete or unfair count in 2020—too much is at stake.

  4. Charles Simmons:

    Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions; the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value.

  5. Peter Mirijanian:

    In 2018, White House and security clearance officials affirmed that Mr. Kushners security clearance was handled in the regular process with no pressure from anyone, that was conveyed to the media at the time, and new stories, if accurate, do not change what was affirmed at the time.

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