Jan
24
2014

accurate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  free of mistakes or error.
example:  The newspaper published an accurate report of the event.
example:  She gave an accurate description of the suspect.

definition 2:  careful and precise.
example:  In science, it’s extremely important to be accurate in one’s measurements.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective accurate

accurate + NOUN:    ~ measurement, ~ assessment, ~ information, ~ data, ~ record, ~ description, ~ diagnosis, ~ picture (e.g., The police are trying to get an accurate picture of what happened),  ~ prediction, ~ forecast, ~ observations, ~ perceptions, ~ estimate, ~ determination, ~ reading, ~ reflection, ~ portrayal, ~ representation,  ~ reproduction, ~ calculation, ~ documentation,  ~ identification, ~ reporting,  ~ account, ~ report,  ~ statement, ~ figures, ~ count,  ~ statistics

adverb + accurate:    historically ~ , scientifically ~ , factually ~ , technically ~ , reasonably ~ , highly ~ ,  entirely ~ , sufficiently ~ , remarkably ~ , entirely ~ , completely ~ , wholly ~ , surprisingly ~

 

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