• (British) IPA: /ˈæk.jʊ.ɹət/, /ˈæk.jə.ɹɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæk.jə.ɹɪt/


  1. Telling the truth or giving a true result; exact; not defective or faulty
    an accurate calculator
    an accurate measure
    accurate knowledge
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page x:
      For more than 90% of the figures (mostly drawn during 1976-1990), either a scale, or the given magnification, will allow the user to derive accurate measurements, even when these are lacking in the diagnosis.
  2. Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.
    My horoscopes I read last week were surprisingly accurate.
  3. (obsolete) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
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