Accurately vs Absolutely - What's the difference?

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As adverbs the difference between accurately and absolutely

is that accurately is in an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect while absolutely is in an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly .

As an interjection absolutely is

yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement .

accurately

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.
  • Synonyms

    * carefully * precisely

    absolutely

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly.
  • Independently; viewed without relation to other things or factors.
  • (grammar) In a manner that does not take an object.
  • Usage notes

    * Absolutely'' is not to be confused with intensives such as ''very'' or ''indeed , as it is an unconditional term.

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.
  • Usage notes

    * Some commentators, especially in England, criticise the interjectional use as having no useful meaning beyond that of yes;, page 3 however, this assumes that emphasis is useless, which, pragmatically speaking, it isn’t.

    References

    See also

    * absitively posolutely English degree adverbs