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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccurateac‧cu‧rate /ˈækjərət/ ●●● S2 W3 AWL adjective  1 informationCORRECTTRUE correct and true in every detail opp 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).see thesaurus at right, true2 measurementEXACT measured or calculated correctly opp inaccurate It is difficult to get accurate figures on population numbers.3 machineEXACT 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.4 well-aimedEXACT an accurate shot, throw etc succeeds in hitting or reaching the thing that it is intended to hit an accurate shot accurate bowlingaccurately adverb It’s impossible to predict the weather accurately.
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accurateI think your assessment of the current economic situation is pretty accurate.It is vital that the measurements be accurate.Entries are detailed, accurate and solid, written in clear, nontechnical language for the general reader.Event information is accurate as of press time.That's a fairly accurate assessment of the situation.She was able to give the police an accurate description of her attacker.Greene gives a remarkably accurate description of life in Saigon in the early '50s.Tom was able to give the police an accurate description of the gunman.An accurate description of the problem is the first step in solving it.The witness tried to give an accurate description of what she had seen.accurate financial forecastsThe authorities still do not have accurate information on the number of people killed or injured in the crash.More sophisticated equipment is needed to produce accurate results.It was a devastatingly accurate shot by the Brazilian captain.Combinations of such antibodies may offer a more accurate system for identification of tumour type.Temperature is accurate to 0.005°C with a range of -10°C to +70°C.Pinpointed in about 60 seconds, the locations were accurate within 15 yards.fairly/reasonably accurateAfter a while it grew apparent that Tara's verdict on Guy was fairly accurate.This helps stress the need to get the whole approach right if the landings are to be reasonably accurate.The several criticisms of the market economy are reasonably accurate and certainly too serious to ignore.In the private sector, decision making can be guided and implemented by considerations that are subject to reasonably accurate escalation.Nor are they fully explained - although less efficient digestion in general is probably a reasonably accurate explanation.One must have a fairly accurate idea of the patient's weight.Linear, scientific perspective allows for a fairly accurate mental reconstruction of the distances separating objects.As a result the accounts produced will tend to reflect a fairly accurate view of the profitability of the business.
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