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accurate

[ ak-yer-it ]
/ ˈæk yər ɪt /
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adjective
free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; precise; exact.
careful or meticulous: an accurate typist.
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Origin of accurate

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin accūrātus “carefully prepared” (past participle of accūrāre ), equivalent to ac- ac- + cūr(a) “care” + -ātus -ate1

synonym study for accurate

1. See correct.

OTHER WORDS FROM accurate

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British Dictionary definitions for accurate

accurate
/ (ˈækjərɪt) /

adjective
faithfully representing or describing the truth
showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standardan accurate ruler
without error; precise; meticulous
maths
  1. (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.
  2. (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

Derived forms of accurate

accurately, adverbaccurateness, noun

Word Origin for accurate

C16: from Latin accūrātus, past participle of accūrāre to perform with care, from cūra care
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