Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of accurare 'to take care of', from ad- 'to' + cura 'care'


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correct and true in every detail [≠ inaccurate]:
The brochure tries to give a fair and accurate description of each hotel.
fairly/reasonably accurate
Police believe Derek gave a reasonably accurate account of what happened.
not strictly/entirely/completely accurate
The evidence she gave to the court was not strictly accurate (=not exactly accurate).


measured or calculated correctly [≠ inaccurate]:
It is difficult to get accurate figures on population numbers.


a machine that is accurate is able to do something in an exact way without making a mistake:
The cutter is accurate to within ½ a millimetre.


an accurate shot, throw etc succeeds in hitting or reaching the thing that it is intended to hit:
an accurate shot
accurate bowling
accurately adverb:
It's impossible to predict the weather accurately.

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