Accurate meaning

ăk'yər-ĭt
Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement.

An accurate scale.

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Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous.

An accurate proofreader.

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Free from mistakes or errors; precise.
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Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
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Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
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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.

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Careful and exact.
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Adhering closely to a standard.

An accurate thermometer.

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In exact or careful conformity to truth; the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
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Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.
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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”).
    From Wiktionary
  • (exactness): First attested in the 1650's.
    From Wiktionary
  • First attested in the 1610's.
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  • See cure.
    From Wiktionary