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accurate (adj.)

1610s, "done with care," from Latin accuratus "prepared with care, exact, elaborate," past participle of accurare "take care of," from ad "to" (see ad-) + curare "take care of" (see cure (n.1)). The notion of doing something carefully led to that of being precise (1650s). A stronger word than correct (adj.), weaker than exact (adj.). Related: Accurately; accurateness.

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Definitions of accurate from WordNet

accurate (adj.)
conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy;
the accounting was accurate
an accurate scale
accurate measurements
an accurate reproduction
accurate (adj.)
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct;
Synonyms: exact / precise
From wordnet.princeton.edu