I. adjective 1. (especially of information, measurements, or predictions) correct in all details; exact • accurate information about the illness is essential
• an accurate assessment.
2. (of an instrument or method) capable of giving accurate information • an accurate thermometer.
3. providing a faithful representation of someone or something • the portrait is an accurate likeness of Mozart.
4. (with reference to a weapon, missile, or shot) capable of or successful in reaching the intended target • reliable, accurate rifles
• a player who can deliver long accurate passes to the wingers.
– origin late 16th cent.: from Latin accuratus ‘done with care’, past participle of accurare, from ad- ‘towards’ + cura ‘care’.