accurate - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈækjʊrət/
  1. 1
    correct or true in every detail

    We need to get an accurate estimate of what the new building will cost.

    Would it be more accurate to say that the plan failed?

  2. 2
    able to do something in an exact way, without making a mistake

    an accurate clock

    He’s very accurate in his calculations.

    accurate to:

    a stop watch accurate to 0.01 of a second (=never wrong by more than 0.01 of a second)

  3. 3
    an accurate throw or shot goes where it is intended to go

derived word

accurately

 

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adverb