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

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

    Standard Deviation

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


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