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ac·cu·rate

 (ăk′yər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
2. Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
3. Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement: an accurate scale.
4. Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous: an accurate proofreader.

[Latin accūrātus, done with care, past participle of accūrāre, to do with care : ad-, ad- + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).]

ac′cu·rate·ly adv.
ac′cu·rate·ness n.

accurate

(ˈækjərɪt)
adj
1. faithfully representing or describing the truth
2. showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standard: an accurate ruler.
3. without error; precise; meticulous
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. (to n significant digits) representing the first n digits of the given number starting with the first nonzero digit, but approximating to the nearest digit in the final position: since π = 3.14159…, the approximation 3.1416 is accurate to 5 significant digits..
b. (to n decimal places) giving the first n digits after the decimal point without further approximation: π = 3.1415 is in this sense accurate to 4 decimal places.
[C16: from Latin accūrātus, past participle of accūrāre to perform with care, from cūra care]
ˈaccurately adv
ˈaccurateness n

ac•cu•rate

(ˈæk yər ɪt)

adj.
1. free from error; conforming to truth: an accurate description.
2. consistent with a standard, rule, or model: an accurate scale.
3. not making mistakes; carefully precise; meticulous: an accurate typist.
[1605–15; < Latin accūrātus, past participle of accūrāre to perform with care =ac- ac- + cūrāre to take care of (see cure)]
ac′cu•rate•ly, adv.
syn: See correct.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accurate - conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracyaccurate - 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"
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
inaccurate - not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"
2.accurate - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth accurate - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"

accurate

adjective
2. correct, right, true, exact, faithful, spot-on (Brit. informal), faultless, on the money (U.S.) Their prediction was accurate.
3. on target, exact, precise, deadly, sure, true, effective The rifle was extremely accurate.

accurate

adjective
2. Having no errors:
Translations
دَقِيقصَحِيح، دَقِيقمَضْبُوط
přesnývěrnýprecizní
nøjagtigomhyggeligpræcis
paikkansapitävätarkkatäsmällinentotuudenmukainen
točan
nákvæmur, réttur, skekkjulausréttur, skekkjulaus
正確な
정확한
tiksliaitikslumastikslus
akurātspareizsprecīzsrūpīgs
točen
precis
แม่นยำ
doğruhatasıztamyanlışsız
chính xác

accurate

[ˈækjʊrɪt] ADJ [number, measurement, figure, calculation] → exacto; [instrument, scales] → preciso; [translation, copy, information, description, memory] → fiel, exacto; [observation, answer, forecast] → acertado; [instructions] → preciso; [shot, aim] → certero; [missile] → de gran precisión; [typist] → que no comete errores
is that clock accurate?¿tiene ese reloj la hora exacta?
accurate spelling is importantescribir sin faltas es muy importante
it was his father or, to be accurate, his stepfatherera su padre o, para ser exacto, su padrastro
to be strictly accuratepara ser más preciso or exacto ...
the newspaper has been accurate in its reportsel periódico ha informado fielmente de los hechos en sus reportajes
the tests are 90% accurate in identifying future victimslos análisis aciertan al detectar futuras víctimas en un 90 por ciento de los casos
clocks that are accurate to one second in 40 million yearsrelojes que no pierden ni ganan más de un segundo en 40 millones de años
the scales are accurate to half a gramla balanza tiene un margen de error de sólo medio gramo

accurate

[ˈækjʊrət] adj
(= precise) [description, account] → précis(e); [method] → précis(e); [instrument, rifle, weapon] → précis(e); [person] → précis(e)
(= correct) [information, assessment] → exact(e); [spelling, punctuation] → exact(e)

accurate

adj worker, observation, translation, copy, instrumentgenau, akkurat (rare); missilezielgenau; the clock is accuratedie Uhr geht genau; his aim/shot was accurateer hat genau gezielt/getroffen; the test is 90% accurateder Test ist 90%ig sicher; her work is slow but accuratesie arbeitet langsam, aber genau; to be (strictly) accurateum (ganz) genau zu sein

accurate

[ˈækjʊrɪt] adj (description, report, assessment) → accurato/a, esatto/a, preciso/a; (observation, estimate) → accurato/a; (answer) → corretto/a, esatto/a; (shot, instrument, worker) → preciso/a; (copy) → fedele

accurate

(ӕˈkjurət) adjective
1. exactly right. an accurate drawing.
2. making no mistakes. an accurate memory.
ˈaccurately adverb
accuracy noun

accurate

دَقِيق přesný præcis genau ακριβής exacto totuudenmukainen exact točan preciso 正確な 정확한 nauwkeurig nøyaktig dokładny exato точный precis แม่นยำ doğru chính xác 准确的

accurate

a. exacto-a, preciso-a, correcto-a.

accurate

adj exacto, preciso
References in classic literature ?
He is very accurate, and particular about the truth--a good trait, though you call him `fussy'.
I demand your authorities for such an uncharitable assertion (like other advocates of a system, David was not always accurate in his use of terms).
You are aware, my dear sir,--you must have observed it in your own experience,--that all human progress is in a circle; or, to use a more accurate and beautiful figure, in an ascending spiral curve.
His integrity was perfect; it was a law of nature with him, rather than a choice or a principle; nor can it be otherwise than the main condition of an intellect so remarkably clear and accurate as his to be honest and regular in the administration of affairs.
But it may be fancied, that from the naked skeleton of the stranded whale, accurate hints may be derived touching his true form.
the senator, woman and child, reversing their positions so suddenly as to come, without any very accurate adjustment, against the windows of the down-hill side.
I had attended that very opera, in the person of my agent, and had made close and accurate observations.
He made fine and accurate reproductions of a number of his "records," and then enlarged them on a scale of ten to one with his pantograph.
I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it.
And now, sir, to reward you for the accurate guess, I will promise to paint you a careful and faithful duplicate of this very picture, provided you admit that the gift would be acceptable to you.
My memory is still accurate, but I cannot write the words of our conversation.
We departed early in the morning, for we had a Salvage case coming on in the Admiralty Court, requiring a rather accurate knowledge of the whole science of navigation, in which (as we couldn't be expected to know much about those matters in the Commons) the judge had entreated two old Trinity Masters, for charity's sake, to come and help him out.

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