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ACCURATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accurate mean? 

ACCURATE (adjective)
  The adjective ACCURATE has 2 senses:

1. conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
2. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

  Familiarity information: ACCURATE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCURATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

Context examples:

an accurate reproduction / the accounting was accurate / accurate measurements / an accurate scale

Similar:

dead on target; true (accurately placed or thrown)

veracious (precisely accurate)

straight (right; in keeping with the facts)

surgical (performed with great precision)

hi-fi; high-fidelity (characterized by minimal distortion in sound reproduction)

dead-on (accurate and to the point)

close; faithful (marked by fidelity to an original)

Also:

precise (sharply exact or accurate or delimited)

correct; right (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth)

exact (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact)

Attribute:

accuracy; truth (the quality of being near to the true value)

Antonym:

inaccurate (not accurate)


Sense 2accurate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

Synonyms:

accurate; exact; precise

Context examples:

a precise image / a precise measurement

Similar:

correct; right (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth)


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