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Definition of accuracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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the state of being exact or correct; the ability to do something skillfully without making mistakes They questioned the accuracy of the information in the file. Candidates are judged on technical accuracy as well as artistic expression. She hits the ball with great accuracy. opposite AWL Collocationsaccurateaccurate adjectiveassessment diagnosis estimate, measurement prediction description reflection, representation information record result methodFirms must acquire accurate information from clients about their needs.factually historically scientifically statistically technicallyAlthough this book is historically accurate, it is not a history book.not entirely not strictlyThe figures he gave were not strictly accurate.proveThese predictions proved accurate.toResults are accurate to within 0.2 seconds.inaccurate adjectiveperception estimate representation information result statementInaccurate estimates can lead to overproduction.grosslyErrors in methodology can produce grossly inaccurate results.factually historically scientifically statistically technicallyHe is technically inaccurate in several of his claims.proveThese predictions may yet prove inaccurate.accuracy nounabsolute, pinpoint unerringThe needle has to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy.factual historical scientific technicalGet the manuscript checked for factual accuracy.confirm ensure check test verifyGreat care is taken to ensure the accuracy of research data.accurately adverbassess describe diagnose estimate, gauge, measure predict portray reflect reproduceYour title must accurately reflect the substance of your paper.
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