Actually, 4.777765 is merely MORE accurate than 4.778 which is fairly accurate.*Cowgirl* said:accurate = close to the truth
exact = "the" truth
Ex. The exact measurement is 4.777765 inches. 4.778 would be a fairly accurate measurement but not exact.
I think of them in different contexts. Exact is often used when describing measurements. Accurate has a more general connotation of truthfulness or adherence to facts, but can also mean precise or exact in some settings.BoneChillin said:I would agree and say,
Exact = precise, no room for misunderstanding or error...
Accurate = close enough to exact to practically work