accurate


accurate
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1) ADJ-GRADED Accurate information, measurements, and statistics are correct to a very detailed level. An accurate instrument is able to give you information of this kind.

Police have stressed that this is the most accurate description of the killer to date...

This may provide a quick and accurate way of monitoring the amount of carbon dioxide in the air...

Quartz timepieces are very accurate, to a minute or two per year.

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accurately ADV-GRADED

The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.

2) ADJ-GRADED An accurate statement or account gives a true or fair judgement of something.

Joseph Stalin gave an accurate assessment of the utility of nuclear weapons...

They were accurate in their prediction that he would change her life drastically.

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accurately ADV-GRADED ADV with v

What many people mean by the word `power' could be more accurately described as `control'.

3) ADJ-GRADED You can use accurate to describe the results of someone's actions when they do or copy something correctly or exactly.

This summer's exam results are the first to be weighted for accurate spelling and punctuation.

...his maliciously accurate imitation of Hubert de Burgh.

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4) ADJ-GRADED An accurate weapon or throw reaches the exact point or target that it was intended to reach. You can also describe a person as accurate if they fire a weapon or throw something in this way.

The rifle was extremely accurate...

The pilots, however, were not as accurate as they should be.

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accurately ADV-GRADED ADV with v

The more accurately you can aim bombs from aircraft, the fewer civilians you will kill.


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