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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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accurate

adjective
2. Having no errors:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

accurate

(ӕˈkjurət) adjective
1. exactly right. an accurate drawing.
2. making no mistakes. an accurate memory.
ˈaccurately adverb
accuracy noun
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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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

accurate

a. exacto-a, preciso-a, correcto-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

accurate

adj exacto, preciso
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So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over are described, it is entirely accurate. It gives, in some particulars, a survey of nearly the whole field of African discovery, and in this way will often serve to refresh the memory of the reader.
To those who have been led by experience to attend to this consideration, it could not appear surprising, that the act of the convention, which recommends so many important changes and innovations, which may be viewed in so many lights and relations, and which touches the springs of so many passions and interests, should find or excite dispositions unfriendly, both on one side and on the other, to a fair discussion and accurate judgment of its merits.
The tact which I find here, the discretion, the rare courage, the wonderful power of memory, the accurate observation of character, the easy grace of style, the charming outbursts of womanly feeling, have all inexpressibly increased my admiration of this sublime creature, of this magnificent Marian.
This is the distance by pedometer; the guide-book and the Imperial Ordinance maps make it only ten and a quarter--a surprising blunder, for these two authorities are usually singularly accurate in the matter of distances.
If, then, the statement is made accurate, the connexion will be reciprocal, for we can speak of a wing, having reference necessarily to a winged creature, and of a winged creature as being such because of its wings.
He knew her as "Miss Mason," and that was all, though he was aware that as a stenographer she seemed quick and accurate. This impression, however, was quite vague, for he had had no experience with other stenographers, and naturally believed that they were all quick and accurate.
It is long since I frequented it, and if the novels that describe its present singularities are accurate much in it is now changed.
There are a few allusions to China in this book, all of which were written before I had been in China, and are not intended to be taken by the reader as geographically accurate. I have used "China" merely as a synonym for "a distant country," when I wanted illustrations of unfamiliar things.
And when we DO return, it shall not be like other travellers, without being able to give one accurate idea of anything.
His true objective was the provision of a full, accurate, legible script for our noble but ill-dressed language; but he was led past that by his contempt for the popular Pitman system of Shorthand, which he called the Pitfall system.
I supposed the guns were fired for my benefit, and changed my course for the sounds--not that I think the sense more accurate, or even as accurate as a mathematical calculation, but I feared that some of the children might need my services."
Its somewhat ambitious title was "The Book of Life," and it attempted to show how much an observant man might learn by an accurate and systematic examination of all that came in his way.

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