accuracy

accuracy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1662 1. freedom from mistake or error ; correctness 2. a. conformity to truth or to a standard or model ; exactness b. degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or a true value — compare precision 2a

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accuracy — UK US /ˈækjərəsi/ noun [U] ► the ability to do something without making mistakes: » She says she can type 85 words per minute with 90% accuracy. ► the quality of being correct and without mistakes: »The applicant has the right to challenge the… …   Financial and business terms

  • accuracy — index honesty, rigor, truth, veracity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Accuracy —   [engl.], Genauigkeit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • accuracy — (n.) 1660s, from ACCURATE (Cf. accurate) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accuracy — [n] precision or correctness accurateness, carefulness, certainty, closeness, definiteness, definitiveness, definitude, efficiency, exactitude, exactness, faultlessness, incisiveness, mastery, meticulousness, preciseness, sharpness, skill,… …   New thesaurus

  • accuracy — [ak′yə rə sē] n. the quality or state of being accurate or exact; precision; exactness …   English World dictionary

  • accuracy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, deadly, perfect, pinpoint, total, unerring ▪ The needle has to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • accuracy — [[t]æ̱kjʊrəsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The accuracy of information or measurements is their quality of being true or correct, even in small details. The preceding text cannot be guaranteed as to the accuracy of speakers words or spelling.… …   English dictionary

  • accuracy — n. 1) historical; reasonable; scientific; strict, total accuracy 2) accuracy in * * * [ ækjərəsɪ] reasonable scientific strict total accuracy historical accuracy in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • accuracy — ac|cu|ra|cy [ˈækurəsi] n [U] 1.) the ability to do something in an exact way without making a mistake ▪ He passes the ball with unerring accuracy. 2.) the quality of being correct or true ≠ ↑inaccuracy accuracy of ▪ worries about the accuracy of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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