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Main Entry: 2correct
Function: adjective 1: meeting or agreeing with a particular standard <correct behavior> 2: agreeing with fact or known truth <the correct pronunciation> - corĚrectĚly /-rek-(t)l/ adverb - corĚrectĚness /-rek(t)-ns/ noun synonymsCORRECT, ACCURATE, EXACT, PRECISE mean brought into agreement with truth, a fact, or a standard. CORRECT stresses the notion that something is free from error <a correct answer>. ACCURATE stresses that great care has been taken to make sure that something agrees with the facts <an accurate description of the meeting>. EXACT stresses that something agrees very closely with fact or truth <the exact number of people present at the meeting>. PRECISE suggests an even closer or more careful agreement with fact or with a certain standard <the precise measurements of the room>.