Accurate vs. Adequate: What's the Difference?
Accurate and Adequate Definitions
Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.
Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
Equal to or fulfilling some requirement.
Powers adequate to a great work
An adequate definition
Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement
An accurate scale.
A sufficient amount of; enough.
We have adequate money for the journey.
Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous
An accurate proofreader.
(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
Telling the truth or giving a true result; exact; not defective or faulty
An accurate calculator
An accurate measure
(obsolete) To equal.
Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.
My horoscopes I read last week were surprisingly accurate.
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
Ireland had no adequate champion.
(obsolete) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
To equalize; to make adequate.
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.
It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity.
Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.
(sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task;
She had adequate training
Her training was adequate
She was adequate to the job
Conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy;
An accurate reproduction
The accounting was accurate
An accurate scale
Enough to meet a purpose;
An adequate income
The food was adequate
A decent wage
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct;
A precise image
A precise measurement
About average; acceptable;
More than adequate as a secretary