accurate accurate  /ˈæk jə rət/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
  2. (adj) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. There is no evidence that most of the assumptions are accurate any more than there is proof that the new federal budget and its forecast deficits are accurate.
  2. Measuring AMH, says van Disseldorp, is potentially much more accurate.
  3. PTI columnist and former CIA field officer Robert Baer describes the risks in relying on chatter for accurate intelligence.

News

  1. Clarification

    The Townsman always seeks to be accurate in its news coverage, but when we make a mistake, we want to know. Readers noting mistakes in stories are encouraged to call Editor Sonya Vartabedian at 978-475-7000, ext. 8733. To clarify a story in the Jun
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Andover Townsman

  2. How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers?

    Activity monitors accurately measured energy expenditure when volunteers walked briskly but were far less reliable in tracking the energy costs of light-intensity activities like standing or cleaning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Phys Ed: How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers?

    Activity monitors accurately measured energy expenditure when volunteers walked briskly but were far less reliable in tracking the energy costs of light-intensity activities like standing or cleaning.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "We've said since day one that if and when we have an impact from Deepwater Horizon, it would be in the form of tarballs," Patterson said in a news release. "This shows that our modeling is accurate. Any Texas shores impacted by the Deepwater...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Jerry Patterson Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Well, Solicitor General Kagan, I think the commentaries in the media are accurate. We started off with a standard that you articulated at the University of Chicago Law School about substantive discussions," Specter said. "And they say we...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Arlen Specter Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. "I do not believe it is fair or accurate to blame our regulatory structure for the current turmoil," Paulson said in a draft of remarks he was to deliver Monday.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Washington Post

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