- 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: Classical Latin accuratus, past participle of accurare ; from ad-, to plush curare, to take care ; from cura, care: see cure
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- 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: Latin accūrātus, done with care, past participle of accūrāre, to do with care : ad-, ad- + cūrāre, to care for (from cūra, care; see cure).
- acˈcu·rate·ly adverb
- acˈcu·rate·ness noun