An accurate scale.
An accurate proofreader.
A history book full of up to date and true facts is an example of accurate reading material.
An accurate thermometer.
Origin of accurate
- Latin accūrātus done with care past participle of accūrāre to do with care ad- ad- cūrāre to care for (from cūra care cure)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin accūrātus (“done with care”), perfect past participle of accūrō (“take care of”); from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + cūrō (“take care”), from cūra (“care”).
- (exactness): First attested in the 1650's.
- First attested in the 1610's.
- See cure.