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Accurate vs. Detail — What's the Difference?

Accurate vs. Detail — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Accurate and Detail

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Accurate

(especially of information, measurements, or predictions) correct in all details; exact
Accurate information about the illness is essential
An accurate assessment
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Detail

An individual part or item; a particular
Discussed the details of the proposal.
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Accurate

(with reference to a weapon, missile, or shot) capable of or successful in reaching the intended target
Reliable, accurate rifles
A player who can deliver long accurate passes to the wingers
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Detail

Particulars considered individually and in relation to a whole
Careful attention to detail.
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Accurate

Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
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Detail

A minor or an inconsequential item or aspect; a minutia
Skipped the details to get to the main point.
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Accurate

Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits from a standard.
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Detail

A minute or thorough treatment or account
Went into detail about his travels.
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Accurate

Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement
An accurate scale.
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Detail

A discrete part or portion of a work, such as a painting, building, or decorative object, especially when considered in isolation.
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Accurate

Acting or performing with care and precision; meticulous
An accurate proofreader.
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Detail

A representation of such a part or portion
A detail of a Rembrandt portrait illustrating the technique of chiaroscuro.
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Accurate

Telling the truth or giving a true result; exact; not defective or faulty
An accurate calculator
An accurate measure
Accurate knowledge
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Detail

A small elaborated element of a work of art, craft, or design.
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Accurate

Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits.
My horoscopes I read last week were surprisingly accurate.
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Detail

Such elements considered together
The intricate detail of a rococo altarpiece.
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Accurate

(obsolete) Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
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Detail

The rendering of artistic detail
The fine detail of the painter's brushwork.
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Accurate

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.
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Detail

A group of military personnel assigned to a particular duty, usually a fatigue duty.
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Accurate

Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.
Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.
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Detail

The duty assigned
Garbage detail.
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Accurate

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
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Detail

To report or relate explicitly or in particulars
Detailed the charges against the defendant.
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Accurate

(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct;
A precise image
A precise measurement
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Detail

To provide with artistic or decorative detail
Detailed the quilt with colorful appliqué.
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Detail

To assign to a particular duty
"The musicians and other non-combatants were detailed to carry the stretchers" (Peter Cozzens).
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Detail

To clean (a car interior, for example) meticulously.
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Detail

To market to (a physician) the drugs sold by one's company,
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Detail

(countable) A part small enough to escape casual notice.
Note this fine detail in the lower left corner.
We missed several important details in the contract.
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Detail

(uncountable) A profusion of details.
This etching is full of fine detail.
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Detail

(uncountable) The small parts that can escape casual notice.
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Detail

A part considered trivial enough to ignore.
I don't concern myself with the details of accounting.
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Detail

(countable) A person's name, address and other personal information.
The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.
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Detail

A temporary unit or assignment.
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Detail

An individual feature, fact, or other item, considered separately from the whole of which it is a part.
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Detail

A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
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Detail

(paintings) A selected portion of a painting.
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Detail

(transitive) To explain in detail.
I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.
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Detail

(transitive) To clean carefully (particularly of road vehicles) lang=en}}
We need to have the minivan detailed.
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Detail

To assign to a particular task.
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Detail

A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
The details of the campaign in Italy.
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Detail

A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
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Detail

The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
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Detail

A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or (called larger details) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
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Detail

To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
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Detail

To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
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Detail

To provide with fine or intricate added decoration.
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Detail

An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;
Several of the details are similar
A point of information
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Detail

A small part that can be considered separately from the whole;
It was perfect in all details
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Detail

Extended treatment of particulars;
The essay contained too much detail
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Detail

A crew of workers selected for a particular task;
A detail was sent to remove the fallen trees
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Detail

A temporary military unit;
The peace-keeping force includes one British contingent
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Detail

Provide details for
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Detail

Assign to a specific task;
The ambulances were detailed to the fire station
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