accurate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “accurate” in the English Dictionary

"accurate" in British English

See all translations

accurateadjective

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 inpredictingearthquakes.
Opposite

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

accurately
adverb uk   /ˈæk.jə.rət.li/  us   /ˈæk.jɚ.ət.li/

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

B1 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

See all translations

accurateadjective

 us   /ˈæk·jər·ət/
  • accurate adjective (CORRECT)

correct and without any ​mistakes
  • accurate adjective (EXACT)

exactlyaimed and ​moving on an ​intendedpath
accurately
adverb  us   /ˈæk·jər·ət·li/
(Definition of accurate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accurate" in Business English

See all translations

accurateadjective

uk   us   /ˈækjərət/
correct and without any mistakes: accurate data/details/information Internetcommunication instantly ​provides timely and accurate ​data for ​evaluatinginvestmentopportunities. The ​aim at all ​times is to have an accurate ​estimate of the ​finalcost.
(Definition of accurate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of accurate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“accurate” in British English

“accurate” in American English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More