Adjective "accurate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of information, measurements, or predictions) correct in all details; exact.
  1. 'an accurate assessment'
  2. 'There were no accurate measurements of the weather to call upon during this time but the discovery and colonization of Greenland by Eric the Red supports this hypothesis.'
  3. 'The corrected equation therefore makes a more accurate prediction.'
  4. 'This information can be used to make more accurate predictions of weather and climate.'
  5. 'Distributing free tickets before the event solved the first problem because we now had an accurate measurement of how many students were planning to attend.'
  6. 'Any discrepancies can then be adjusted, ensuring crews have an accurate measurement of their speed.'
  7. 'At best they distill public information into the most accurate predictions possible.'
  8. 'The writing is full of exposition and flowery, stilted language that may in fact be historically accurate but in large measure prevents the characters from coming to life.'
  9. 'In addition, the effects of a particular treatment can be more precisely calculated and evaluated with accurate measurements.'
  10. 'I would have expected that Crikey strongly supports the rapid provision of accurate information to correct errors.'
  11. 'An ongoing two-year preliminary survey of more than 80 women has finely tuned the new equipment to ensure the most accurate measurement can be carried out.'
  12. 'For ketosis, the scientists' goal is to come up with a fast, accurate method of identifying animals less likely to suffer the disorder.'
  13. 'But the effects of Einstein's theory in our solar system are very, very small and therefore you have to make very accurate instruments to test them.'
  14. 'These techniques provide a more accurate method of assessing energy expenditure patterns.'
  15. 'This is probably the most accurate method but requires centrifugation of the sample, analysis of the separated plasma, and use of a moderately complex equation.'
  16. 'You could also use a digital thermometer to take an axillary temperature, although this is a less accurate method.'
  17. 'In terms of the topology scores, the five most accurate methods were not significantly different from one another.'
  18. 'The sensor can time this journey down to the nanosecond, ESA says, meaning that the instrument is accurate to within two centimetres.'
  19. 'She also explained how coronary angiography is the most accurate method of evaluating and determining the type of surgery a patient needs.'
  20. 'An unborn baby's developing nose could provide doctors with a more accurate method of screening for Down's syndrome, a new study showed yesterday.'
  21. 'There is no accurate method of calculating the city's true population, and tourists also contribute directly to the excess garbage problems, he said.'
  22. 'Today, we can reveal we have obtained a draft copy of that very test, a powerful and highly accurate method of assessing individuals for senior positions.'
  23. 'You might want to take a closer look, because that photo might not be an accurate representation of what you'll get when you check in.'
  24. 'To Marshall Bertrand, Napoleon's faithful aide, this was the most accurate likeness.'
  25. 'Even so, they can offer accurate representations of people's beliefs.'
  26. 'I have been asked by quite a few people about this video and whether it was an accurate representation of what I have seen and experienced.'
  27. 'I enjoyed it for what it was, but I wasn't overly inspired or captivated by Jo's life - however accurate a representation it really is.'
  28. 'It will not be enough for him to hide behind some evasion to the effect that the pictures were an accurate representation of events which the Mirror still believes actually took place.'
  29. 'I thought it was an accurate representation of the Gospels.'
  30. 'People expect photographs to be accurate representations or records of reality.'
  31. 'Who on earth figured they could get an accurate representation of my social studies knowledge by handing me a vague question and giving me an hour and a half to come up with something brilliant?'
  32. 'Principal Dr David Watkins said students did very well in the college's vocational courses and he criticised the league tables for not giving an accurate representation of their achievements.'
(with reference to a weapon, missile, or shot) capable of or successful in reaching the intended target.
  1. 'a player who can deliver long accurate passes to the wingers'
  2. 'Police say the weapon used in the shootings was likely an assault rifle or a hunting rifle, accurate up to 650 meters.'
  3. 'It's a good all-around weapon with accurate fire.'
  4. 'Since then the US military has claimed its weapons are more accurate and its targets more carefully selected.'
  5. 'The effort to achieve more accurate weapons began in World War I and approached modern capabilities with PGMs toward the end of the Vietnam War.'
  6. 'The service pistol is a close personal defense weapon and is deadly accurate.'
  7. 'One is that weapons will be very accurate, because of the guidance provided by GPS, laser-designation, and inertial systems.'
  8. 'Mr Rae said the gun was widely used throughout the second world war and was renowned as an extremely mobile and accurate weapon.'
  9. 'The addition of Global Positioning System equipment makes the weapons even more accurate.'
  10. 'Stronskiy is an engineer at Izhmash, and known for creating superbly accurate target rifles.'
  11. 'In an age where ‘getting it right’ is everything, smart, accurate weapons may actually seem more moral, intelligent and correct.'


1. free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; precise; exact.

2. careful or meticulous: an accurate typist.

More examples(as adjective)

"saws can be accurate for times."

"leaflets can be accurate at dates."

"informations can be accurate at times."

"forecasts can be accurate in parts."

"figures can be accurate up to mornings."

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Late 16th century: from Latin accuratus ‘done with care’, past participle of accurare, from ad- ‘towards’ + cura ‘care’.