Meaning of ACCURATE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈa-kyə-rət, ˈa-k(ə-)rət ]


Etymology: Latin accuratus, from past participle of accurare to take care of, from ad- + cura care

Date: 1596

1. : free from error especially as the result of care

an accurate diagnosis

2. : conforming exactly to truth or to a standard : exact

providing accurate color

3. : able to give an accurate result

an accurate gauge

Synonyms: see correct

• ac·cu·rate·ly ˈa-kyə-rət-lē, ˈa-k(ə-)rət-, ˈa-k(y)ərt- adverb

• ac·cu·rate·ness -kyə-rət-nəs, -k(ə-)rət-nəs noun

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