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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj accurate conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy "an accurate reproduction","the accounting was accurate","accurate measurements","an accurate scale"
    • adj accurate (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct "a precise image","a precise measurement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril
    • Accurate In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
    • Accurate Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. "Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The difference between AM and FM radio is that FM is line-of-sight, while AM bounces off the atmosphere (more accurately, the ionosphere.) AM stations have to reduce the power of their transmissions at night because the ionosphere lifts with the colder temperatures and lees solar interference.
    • accurate Characterized by extreme care; hence, in exact conformity to truth, or to a standard or rule, or to a model; free from error or defect; exact: as, an accurate account; accurate measure; an accurate expression; an accurate calculator or observer.
    • accurate Determinate; precisely fixed.
    • accurate Synonyms Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise, Nice, careful, particular, true, faithful, strict, painstaking, unerring. Of these words correct is the feeblest; it is barely more than not faulty, as tested by some standard or rule. Accurate implies careful and successful endeavor to be correct: as, an accurate accountant, and, by extension of the meaning, accurate accounts; an accurate likeness. Exact is stronger, carrying the accuracy down to minute details: as, an exact likeness. It is more commonly used of things, while precise is used of persons: as, the exact truth; he is very precise in his ways. Precise may represent an excess of nicety, but exact and accurate rarely do so: as, she is prim and precise. As applied more specifically to the processes and results of thought and investigation, exact means absolutely true; accurate, up to a limited standard of truth; precise, as closely true as the utmost care will secure. Thus, the exact ratio of the circumference to the diameter cannot be stated, but the value 3.14159265 is accurate to eight places of decimals, which is sufficiently precise for the most refined measurements. Nice emphasizes the attention paid to minute and delicate points, often in a disparaging sense: as, he is more nice than wise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
    • adj Accurate ak′kūr-āt done with care: exact
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  • Anthony Robbins
    “We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.”
  • Randall Jacobs
    Randall Jacobs
    “There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.”
  • William M. Kelly
    William M. Kelly
    “Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr. accurare, to take care of; ad, + curare, to take care, cura, care. See Cure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. accuratus, performed with care (of things)—ad, to, cura, care.


In literature:

No accurate truths necessary to imitation.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
For such purposes it is essential that the drawing be as accurate as possible.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The tuberculin test, which is marvelously accurate in its indications, has been almost universally adopted for the detection of tuberculosis.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I am apt to rely on her judgment of character, for hitherto I have found it wondrous accurate.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
How rapid, how delicate, how complicated, and yet how accurate, are the motions required!
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
What, then, can be relied upon as accurate in determining knowledge?
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
How large the number is of women who, by reason of the causes herein cited, must renounce married life, is not accurately ascertainable.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Towards the end of this work, the manner of performing this very necessary reduction will be found accurately detailed.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
In the main, Sapps regarded the War as a mere Thing in the Newspapers, of which Uncle Mo heard more accurate details, at The Sun.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The curves in the walks may be accurately laid out in the following manner.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
An Englishman, who has been permitted to go North, publishes there a minute and pretty accurate description of our river defenses.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The tables of analyses in the fifth section will point out these differences accurately.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
Henry Cavendish, a careful and accurate experimenter, was a phlogistonist, as were J.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
No one spoke, but each measured the distance to the door with an accurate eye.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
She is only the accurate reporter in word of what was poetical in fact.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Accurate statistics both of heat and rainfall are available from a few stations only.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
With some modifications of the saying, I mean that; but those modifications will take us a little time to express accurately.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
The only answer of real value must be based on the records of accurate instruments, properly exposed and carefully read.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Eugene had sensed something of this, but not accurately or completely.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The Committee wishes to emphasize the necessity of thorough and vigorous shaking in order to secure accurate results.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen

In poetry:

Wilt thou not obey,
Oh, thou broom accurs'd?
Be thou still I pray,
As thou wert at first!
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
YOU may be accurate when yon say
That habitual honesty does not pay;
But there's still one point which leaves room for doubt,
Which is: How the devil did you find out?
"Epigram VI - Inexperto Crede" by John Collings Squire
But why the evil that attends
On War recall to further view?
Accurs`ed War!—the world too well
Knows what thou art—thou fiend of hell!
The heartless havoc of a few
For their own selfish ends!
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
A Golgotha, upon whose carrion clay
Justice of myriad men still in the womb
Shall heave two crosses; crucify and flay
Two memories accurs'd; then in the tomb
Of world-wide execration give them room.
"Verdun" by Eden Phillpotts
Like locusts we fly, like locusts we fall upon foreign lands,
And fearlessly slake our avid souls.
Having dipped our arrows in the snake's lethal bile,
We will always aim our bows accurately at our foe.
"Scythians" by Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont
"That WOLF! which did my Lover slay!"
The BARON wildly started.
"That Wolf accurs'd!" she madly cried—
"Whose fangs, by human gore were died,
"Who dragg'd him down the mountain's side,
"And left me—Broken hearted!"
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

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Adjust your reports to display the simulation results accurately.
Eddie Van Halen believes alternative medicine cured his cancer — but if a new report is accurate, it also basically blew up his intestines.
If "hazy" and "lazy" don't accurately describe your typical days of summer, you might consider scheduling a few sunny adventures to catch up on your requisite daily intake of Vitamin D (and add an extra dose of Zs).
While President Obama lauded the September job numbers which showed unemployment at 7.8 percent, Mitt Romney remained critical, saying the numbers alone do not paint an accurate picture of the economy.
A new look at a famous Revolutionary figure questions whether history's long-standing judgment is accurate.
There is a whole science, entitled the etiquette of verdict (adab al- fatwa ), that the prospective issuer of fatwas (or someone known as a mufti) needs to learn, in order to ensure all verdicts are clear, accurate and valid.
It's tempting, but not entirely accurate.
An isokinetic system can provide accurate samples.
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So blows the constant trumpet of NYU economist Nouriel Roubini, who is trying to recapture his crown as prognosticator-in-chief that he held back in 2008 for his extraordinarily accurate scenario of the financial meltdown cum crisis.
Get the most comprehensive and accurate polyester-staple-fibre- filament -yarns price assessments.
The IDS440HS digital weigh indicator/controller is user friendly and accurate.

In science:

The relations derived in section II and III can be directly used for an analysis of proton-nucleus scattering data, where accurate measurements of the analyzing power P (θ) and the spin rotation function Q(θ) are available.
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
Unfortunately, this technique can only produce accurate results if the “total” linear polarized intensity is measured.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
However, we are not so sure that all of their statements are completely accurate.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
The system is developed from the view that logic is a very flexible and accurate formalism to represent knowledge.
However, accurate magnitudes in an absolute sense are necessary for other uses of the data, and for comparison with other studies.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
However, when the parameters ˆc = 1.3 and v = 1.6 are used, we obtain a surprising and strikingly accurate zeroth-order approximation.
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate
This simple fact has driven modern photometric redshift surveys to increasing numbers of filters to more accurately constrain the measured SED (e.g., Koo 1984).
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
Just one color measurement is not enough to select accurately likely z > 1 elliptical galaxies.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
In the following, we critically review Tegmark’s assumptions, calculations, and claims to ascertain whether they accurately reflect the potential for quantum computation in the brain.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Numerical studies of various classically chaotic systems suggest that the eigenphases conform statistically quite accurately the results obtained for unitary random matrices of a particular symmetry (Dyson circular ensembles).
Spectra of Random Contractions and Scattering Theory for Discrete-Time Systems
RG) technique that is designed to be accurate when the strength of the disorder, as measured by the widths of the distributions of the various couplings, is large.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The simulator also assumes the modules operate correctly and have accurate local sensory information, e.g., concerning contact with neighbors or other ob jects or mechanical stress.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Exact or linearized Riemann solvers resolve shocks more accurately and in fewer zones.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
However, it is not easy to extract accurate local information on dρα from the knowledge of a finite number of moments.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
Note, that is would be more accurate to write T1mf instead of T1F because there is no actual ferroelectric phase transition in BaZrO3.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram