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Definitions for accuracy
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.


  1. accuracy

    Accuracy and precision are two measures of observational error. Accuracy is how close a given set of measurements (observations or readings) are to their true value, while precision is how close the measurements are to each other.


  1. accuracy

    Accuracy refers to the level of correctness, exactness, or closeness of something, such as a measurement or information, to its true or actual value. It also implies a lack of errors or mistakes in a task, calculation, statement, or experiment. In other words, it represents how precise or reliable a result or statement is in relation to its expected or standard form.

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. Jeff Kofman:

    Due to slow and measured way of speaking, President Trump has a far lower total word count than usual for a politician ; 380 for this sample, where the average across all speakers is 486, additionally, President Trump has a tendency to swallow some of the prefixes and suffixes of President Trump words ; for example, the word ‘ incredible ’ in the phrase ‘ That's something. And I'm honored by your incredible support and grateful for your commitment to our shared cause ’ was rendered as ‘ credible,' Kofman went on to say. Nancy Pelosi came in last among the 15 politicians, with a 96.01 percent accuracy, according to Trint's findings. Kofman added that the accuracy can also be affected simply by recording quality – which has nothing to do with person’s speech patterns. For example, some errors occurred because the Trint system missed words that were spoken away from the microphone.

  2. Florence Shinn:

    The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.

  3. Martha Beck:

    Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy

  4. Aaron Liao:

    You can say to it ‘Find me men’s shorts’ and I can give you turn-by-turn walking directions to every instance of men’s shirts, whether they are inside Bloomingdales, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Nordstrom, it’s amazingly accurate. We boast one meter of accuracy, which is effectively the difference between leading you to men’s button-down shirts and the casual t-shirts that are right next to them. Three feet of accuracy means I can lead you directly to the soap versus the shampoo that’s right next to it.

  5. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Today is Christmas Eve. Whether or not Christ was born exactly on this date is not important. But chronological accuracy has nothing to do with tonight's event. A grand genius had been born who preached truth and love; who suffered because of his mission; and on account of his sufferings the world has become better, if not saved. Only it gives me nausea to see how some people abuse his name to commit numerous crimes. If he is in heaven, he will certainly protest! (24 December 1886)

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