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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·cu·rate /ˈækjərət, ˈæk(ə)rət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cu·rate a.
 1. 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.
 2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.]
    Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Correct; exact; just; nice; particular.
 Usage: -- Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise. We speak of a thing as correct with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a correct likeness, a man of correct deportment. We speak of a thing as accurate with reference to the care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an accurate statement, an accurate detail of particulars. We speak of a thing as exact with reference to that perfected state of a thing in which there is no defect and no redundance; as, an exact coincidence, the exact truth, an exact likeness. We speak of a thing as precise when we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or model, as if cut down thereto; as a precise conformity instructions; precisely right; he was very precise in giving his directions.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: inaccurate]
      2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions)
         characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ;
         strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise
         measurement" [syn: exact, precise]