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ac·cu·rate

accurate

 
 
pronunciation:
ae kyr iht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free of mistakes or error.
The radio gave an accurate report of the fire.
synonyms:
correct, exact, flawless, perfect, precise, right, true, truthful
antonyms:
inaccurate
similar words:
authentic, factual, faithful, honest, just, proper, thorough, valid
definition 2: careful and precise.
She was accurate in her measurements.
synonyms:
careful, conscientious, meticulous, precise, scrupulous, thorough
antonyms:
inaccurate
similar words:
close, detailed, minute
derivations: accurately (adv.), accurateness (n.)
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  • accurately:
    in an accurate way.
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The word accurate contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cur2 Latin root that means to care
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of