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accurate

adjective uk   /ˈæk.jʊ.rət/ us  
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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accurately
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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B1 The plans should be drawn as accurately as possible.
Translations of “accurate”
in Korean 정확한…
in Arabic دَقيق…
in French exact, fidèle…
in Turkish doğru, tam…
in Italian esatto, preciso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 準確的, 精確的, 正確的…
in Russian точный…
in Polish dokładny…
in Spanish exacto, preciso, fiel…
in Portuguese exato, preciso…
in German genau…
in Catalan acurat, precís…
in Japanese 正確な, 的確な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准确的, 精确的, 正确的…
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