Accuracy Ac"cu*ra*cy (#; 277), n. [See {Accurate}.] The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy. [1913 Webster]

The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think, to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides. --Lardner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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