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 for accurate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accurate \Ac"cu*rate\, a. [L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr.
     accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take care, cura
     care. See Cure.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Those conceive the celestial bodies have more
              accurate influences upon these things below.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: accurate, exact, precise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "accurate":
     OK, absolute, all right, appreciative, attentive, authentic,
     careful, close, conscientious, correct, critical, dead right,
     delicate, demanding, dependable, detailed, differential,
     discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive,
     distinguishing, exact, exacting, exigent, exquisite, fastidious,
     faultless, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, flawless, fussy,
     just, just right, letter-perfect, meticulous, minute, narrow, nice,
     okay, on the mark, particular, perfect, precise, precisianistic,
     precisionistic, proper, punctilious, punctual, refined, reliable,
     religious, right, rigid, rigorous, scrupulous, scrutinizing,
     selective, sensitive, straight, straight-up-and-down, strict,
     subtle, tactful, unerring

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