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accurate

[ak-yer-it] /ˈæk yər ɪt/
adjective
1.
free from error or defect; consistent with a standard, rule, or model; precise; exact.
2.
careful or meticulous:
an accurate typist.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin accūrātus carefully prepared (past participle of accūrāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + cūr(a) care + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
accurately, adverb
accurateness, noun
hyperaccurate, adjective
hyperaccurately, adverb
hyperaccurateness, noun
superaccurate, adjective
superaccurately, adverb
superaccurateness, noun
unaccurate, adjective
unaccurately, adverb
unaccurateness, noun
Synonyms
1. true, unerring. See correct.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyper accurate

accurate

/ˈækjərɪt/
adjective
1.
faithfully representing or describing the truth
2.
showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standard: an accurate ruler
3.
without error; precise; meticulous
4.
(maths)
  1. (to n significant digits) representing the first n digits of the given number starting with the first nonzero digit, but approximating to the nearest digit in the final position: since π = 3.14159…, the approximation 3.1416 is accurate to 5 significant digits.
  2. (to n decimal places) giving the first n digits after the decimal point without further approximation: π = 3.1415 is in this sense accurate to 4 decimal places
Derived Forms
accurately, adverb
accurateness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin accūrātus, past participle of accūrāre to perform with care, from cūra care
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Word Origin and History for hyper accurate

accurate

adj.

1610s, "done with care," from Latin accuratus "prepared with care, exact, elaborate," past participle of accurare "take care of," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + curare "take care of" (see cure). The notion of doing something carefully led to that of being exact (1650s). Related: Accurately; accurateness.

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