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ˈæk yər ə siac·cu·ra·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuracy, truthnoun

    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. accuracynoun

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

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


  1. accuracynoun

    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. accuracynoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accuracynoun

    Exactness, nicety.

    Etymology: accuratio, Lat.

    The man who hath the stupid ignorance, or hardened effrontery! to insult the revealed will of God; or the petulant conceit to turn it into ridicule; or the arrogance to make his own perfections the measure of the Divinity; or, at best, that can collate a text, or quote an authority, with an insipid accuracy; or demonstrate a plain proposition, in all the formality of A’s and B’s; these now are the only men worth mentioning. Patrick Delany.

    We consider the uniformity of the whole design, accuracy of the calculations, and skill in restoring and comparing passages of ancient authors. John Arbuthnot, on Coins, Pref.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accuracynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [See Accurate.]

Editors Contribution

  1. accuracy

    The quality and manifestation of being accurate.

    Accuracy within all processes, procedures, structures and systems is vital for us all to succeed.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accuracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accuracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of accuracy in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Horovitz:

    Woods is going to have to hit lots of stingers, he’s going to have to be feeling it off the tee accuracy-wise, because if you get off of the rough into the fescue, you’re lucky if you find the ball.

  2. Simon Mayhew:

    Its order accuracy tracks at 99 %, and its fulfilment centers use a first-in, first-out approach.

  3. Peter Fish:

    It is not satisfactory to have doubts about the accuracy of steel production statistics, particularly for a country as large as China with its importance to the global mining sector and steel supply, how can the authorities make meaningful decisions about investment, rationalisation, emissions control, privatisation issues for an industry in which there is no consensus about the most basic statistic - the level of output?

  4. British Cave Rescue Council:

    Back here in the UK, there is an assessment of electronic equipment that may be suitable to pin-point the underground location of the boys and coach with a greater degree of accuracy than the published surveys, the necessary equipment will be sent to Thailand if electronic experts agree on the feasibility that it will operate over such depths.

  5. Christopher Langan:

    You cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you're willing to admit that it's both physical and mental in nature.

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