English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin accūrātus, perfect past participle of accūrō (take care of); from ad- (to, towards, at) + cūrō (take care), from cūra (care). See cure.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Accurate (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  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.
    • Template:RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V
      For more than 90% of the figures (mostly drawn during 1976-1990), either a scale, or the given magnification, will allow the user to derive accurate measurements, even when these are lacking in the diagnosis.
  2. (obsolete) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
    • Bacon
      Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 redundancy; 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.

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

Antonyms[edit | edit source]

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Translations[edit | edit source]

Anagrams[edit | edit source]

Dutch[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]


  1. Template:Nl-adj-inflected

Italian[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Accurate (feminine plural)

  1. Template:Feminine plural of

Anagrams[edit | edit source]

Latin[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From accūrātus (elaborate, exact)

Adverb[edit | edit source]

accūrātē (comparative accūrātius, superlative accūrātissimē)

  1. carefully, precisely, exactly

Related terms[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

ar:accurate be:accurate et:accurate el:accurate fa:accurate fr:accurate gl:accurate ko:accurate io:accurate id:accurate it:accurate kn:accurate sw:accurate hu:accurate ml:accurate oc:accurate pl:accurate pt:accurate ro:accurate simple:accurate fi:accurate sv:accurate ta:accurate te:accurate th:accurate tr:accurate vi:accurate

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.