- The definition of accurate is free from any errors.
A history book full of up to date and true facts is an example of accurate reading material.
- careful and exact
- free from mistakes or errors; precise
- adhering closely to a standard: an accurate thermometer
Origin of accurateClassical Latin accuratus, past participle of accurare ; from ad-, to + curare, to take care ; from cura, care: see cure
- Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
- Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
- Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement: an accurate scale.
- Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous: an accurate proofreader.
Origin of accurateLatin accūrātus, done with care, past participle of accūrāre, to do with care : ad-, ad- + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).
(comparative accurater or more accurate, superlative accuratest or most accurate)
- We speak of a thing as correct with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a correct likeness, a man of correct deportment.
- We speak of a thing as accurate with reference to the care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an accurate statement, an accurate detail of particulars.
- We speak of a thing as exact with reference to that perfected state of a thing in which there is no defect and no redundancy; as, an exact coincidence, the exact truth, an exact likeness.
- We speak of a thing as precise when we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or model, as if cut down thereto; as a precise conformity instructions; precisely right; he was very precise in giving his directions.