accurate /ˈakjʊrət/


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’.

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