Definitions for Accuracyˈæk yər ə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cu•ra•cyˈæk yər ə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; precision; exactness.

  2. the extent to which a given measurement agrees with the standard value for that measurement.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. Math. the degree of correctness of a quantity, expression, etc.

    Category: Math

    Ref: Compare precision (def. 4). 5

Origin of accuracy:

1655–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuracy, truth(noun)

    the quality of being near to the true value

    "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

  2. accuracy(noun)

    (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number

    "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. accuracy(noun)ˈæk yər ə si

    correctness or exactness

    the accuracy of information

Wiktionary

  1. accuracy(Noun)

    The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; nicety; correctness

    The value of testimony depends on its accuracy.

  2. accuracy(Noun)

    Exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; degree of conformity of a measure to a true or standard value.

  3. Origin: * First attested in the 1660's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accuracy(noun)

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. Accuracy

    Deviation from correctness

    Standard Deviation

  2. Accuracy

    Deviation from correctness

    Standard Deviation

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Accuracy' in Nouns Frequency: #2072


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