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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accurate  \Ac"cu*rate\,  a.  [L.  accuratus  p.  p.  and  a.,  fr 
  accurare  to  take  care  of  ad  +  curare  to  take  care  cura 
  care  See  {Cure}.] 
  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 
 
  2.  Precisely  fixed;  executed  with  care  careful.  [Obs.] 
 
  Those  conceive  the  celestial  bodies  have  more 
  accurate  influences  upon  these  things  below. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Correct;  exact;  just  nice;  particular. 
 
  Usage:  {Accurate},  {Correct},  {Exact},  {Precise}.  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 
  redundance;  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accurate 
  adj  1:  conforming  exactly  or  almost  exactly  to  fact  or  to  a 
  standard  or  performing  with  total  accuracy;  "an 
  accurate  reproduction";  "the  accounting  was  accurate"; 
  "accurate  measurements";  "an  accurate  scale"  [ant:  {inaccurate}] 
  2:  exact  in  performance  or  amount;  strictly  correct;  "a  precise 
  instrument";  "a  precise  measurement"  [syn:  {exact},  {precise}] 




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