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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy;
- Example: "an accurate reproduction"
- Example: "the accounting was accurate"
- Example: "accurate measurements"
- Example: "an accurate scale"

2. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct;
- Example: "a precise image"
- Example: "a precise measurement"
[syn: accurate, exact, precise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Accurate \Ac"cu*rate\, a. [L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr. accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take care, cura care. See Cure.] 1. In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Correct; exact; just; nice; particular. Usage: Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise. We speak of a thing as correct with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a correct likeness, a man of correct deportment. We speak of a thing as accurate with reference to the care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an accurate statement, an accurate detail of particulars. We speak of a thing as exact with reference to that perfected state of a thing in which there is no defect and no redundance; as, an exact coincidence, the exact truth, an exact likeness. We speak of a thing as precise when we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or model, as if cut down thereto; as a precise conformity instructions; precisely right; he was very precise in giving his directions. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

accurate adj 1: conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy; "an accurate reproduction"; "the accounting was accurate"; "accurate measurements"; "an accurate scale" [ant: inaccurate] 2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement" [syn: accurate, exact, precise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "accurate": OK, absolute, all right, appreciative, attentive, authentic, careful, close, conscientious, correct, critical, dead right, delicate, demanding, dependable, detailed, differential, discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, exact, exacting, exigent, exquisite, fastidious, faultless, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, flawless, fussy, just, just right, letter-perfect, meticulous, minute, narrow, nice, okay, on the mark, particular, perfect, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, proper, punctilious, punctual, refined, reliable, religious, right, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing, selective, sensitive, straight, straight-up-and-down, strict, subtle, tactful, unerring