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Definitions for accurate
ˈæk yər ɪtac·cu·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accurateadjective

    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, preciseadjective

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

    "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"


  1. accurateadjective

    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. accurateadjective

    Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.

  3. accurateadjective

    Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ACCURATEadjective

    Etymology: accuratus, Lat.

    No man living has made more accurate trials than Reaumure, that brightest ornament of France. John Colson, Elements of Nat. Phil.


  1. accurate

    Accuracy and precision are two measures of observational error. Accuracy is how close a given set of measurements (observations or readings) are to their true value, while precision is how close the measurements are to each other.


  1. accurate

    Accurate refers to the quality of being precise, correct, or exact. It is characterized by the absence of errors or mistakes and perfect conformity to a standard, truth, or reality. It could pertain to pieces of information, measurements, results, actions, etc. that fulfills the criteria or specification intended.

  2. accurate

    Accurate refers to the correctness, precision, or exactness of something. It usually describes information, measurements, or predictions that are free from errors, mistakes or discrepancies, and align closely or exactly with the true or accepted standard or value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accurateadjective

    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. Accurateadjective

    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 and perfect.

    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. Bradley Cooper:

    It's been incredible, just incredible the amount of response. It’s everything we could have possibly hoped for, in the sense of people feeling like even though it's a movie it's accurate enough, and in terms of the emotional and sort of familial sort of sense of reality that it's completely accurate.

  2. Unknown:

    Nothing can be called failure until you accept it as such. You can transmute all past failures and mistakes into assets. Adversity is Nature's method of disciplining people to learn to take possession of their own minds. Greatest blessings often come from the greatest adversities. Study yourself carefully and you may discover that your own emotions are your greatest handicap in the business of accurate thinking.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

  5. New Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    That clearly was neither accurate information, nor had it been accurate would it have been information that should be blurted out to the press, so it's wrong on both ... scores.

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