Meaning of “accurate” in the English Dictionary

"accurate" in British English

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uk /ˈæk.jə.rət/ us /ˈæk.jɚ.ət/

B1 correct, exact, and without any mistakes:

an accurate machine
an accurate description
The figures they have used are just not accurate.
Her novel is an accurate reflection of life in Spain.
We hope to become more accurate in predicting earthquakes.

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adverb uk /ˈæk.jə.rə us /ˈæk.jɚ.ə



The plans should be drawn as accurately as possible.

(Definition of “accurate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accurate" in American English

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us /ˈæk·jər·ət/

accurate adjective (CORRECT)

correct and without any mistakes

accurate adjective (EXACT)

adverb us /ˈæk·jər·ət·li/

(Definition of “accurate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accurate" in Business English

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uk /ˈækjərət/ us

correct and without any mistakes:

accurate data/details/information Internet communication instantly provides timely and accurate data for evaluating investment opportunities.
The aim at all times is to have an accurate estimate of the final cost.

(Definition of “accurate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)