Origin of accurate
Examples from the Web for accurate
I have it on good authority these quotes are 100 percent accurate, if not 100 percent verbatim.
Even if you look at that in the most favorable light possible, it was not accurate.
Of course, a more flexible interpretation is just as accurate.
Music and live shows, she says, allow people to talk about the product as art instead of an accurate representation of reality.
If this were accurate, it would mean that the Wilson stopped Brown over a minor offense, not a felony.
In order then to have every thing distinct and accurate, they had brought their opinion forward in the form it now appears.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Digested into an easy, short and accurate Method with a Vocabulary and Dialogues.
These nervous symptoms are at times the sign posts to show us the way to accurate diagnosis.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
In the case of these great fortunes it is well nigh impossible to get an accurate idea of just how much they reach.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
If, however, you buy new squares made by the best makers they will be as accurate as any test you can apply to them.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for accurate
- (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 for accurate
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.