American English

Definition of accurate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1correct and true in every detail an accurate description/account/calculation accurate information/data Accurate records must be kept. The police are trying to obtain a more accurate picture of crime levels.
  2. 2able to give completely correct information or to do something in an exact way a highly accurate electronic compass accurate to within 3 mm My watch is not very accurate. Scientists have found a more accurate way of dating cave paintings.
  3. 3an accurate throw, shot, weapon, etc. hits or reaches the thing that it was aimed at opposite inaccurate
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The article accurately reflects public opinion. You need to hit the ball accurately.
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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