- free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; precise; exact.
- careful or meticulous: an accurate typist.
Origin of accurate
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Examples from the Web for accurate
I have it on good authority these quotes are 100 percent accurate, if not 100 percent verbatim.Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
Even if you look at that in the most favorable light possible, it was not accurate.Roger Goodell and the NFL’s Path to Power
December 11, 2014
Of course, a more flexible interpretation is just as accurate.Justice Ginsburg Shouldn’t Quit Just Yet
December 1, 2014
Music and live shows, she says, allow people to talk about the product as art instead of an accurate representation of reality.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper
November 28, 2014
If this were accurate, it would mean that the Wilson stopped Brown over a minor offense, not a felony.Why Darren Wilson Will Walk
November 22, 2014
An accurate knowledge of our defects will soonest lead to their cure.
What the people knows does not matter, were its knowledge ever so accurate.The Secret Agent
But a sober, measured statement you can conclude is accurate.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Hast thou heard the saying of Gwiawn, The observer of accurate sight?Y Gododin
Yes; and no doubt they came to one accurate enough, in the end.
- faithfully representing or describing the truth
- showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standardan accurate ruler
- without error; precise; meticulous
- (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 positionsince π = 3.14159…, the approximation 3.1416 is accurate to 5 significant digits.
- (to n decimal places) giving the first n digits after the decimal point without further approximationπ = 3.1415 is in this sense accurate to 4 decimal places
Word Origin and History for accurate
1610s, "done with care," from Latin accuratus "prepared with care, exact, elaborate," past participle of accurare "take care of," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + curare "take care of" (see cure). The notion of doing something carefully led to that of being exact (1650s). Related: Accurately; accurateness.