Definition of "accurate" []

  • Conforming exactly to fact; errorless. (adjective)
  • Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard. (adjective)
  • Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement: an accurate scale. (adjective)
  • Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous: an accurate proofreader. (adjective)
  • Faithfully representing or describing the truth (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standard (adjective)
  • Without error; precise; meticulous (adjective)
  • (to n significant digits) representing the first n digits of the given number starting with the first nonzero digit, but approximating to the nearest digit in the final position (adjective)
  • (to n decimal places) giving the first n digits after the decimal point without further approximation (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "accurate" in a sentence
  • "Makers of branded drugs must prove to the Food and Drug Administration that their product is "safe and effective," and its label "accurate and adequate," Justice Thomas wrote."
  • ""Rolling Stone issued a statement saying it stands behind its story, which it called "accurate in every detail."
  • "They say they're acting on what they call accurate intelligence against terrorist infrastructure in the city."