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Definitions for fidelity
fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti, faɪ-fi·deli·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fidelitynoun

    accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

  2. fidelity, faithfulnessnoun

    the quality of being faithful

Wiktionary

  1. fidelitynoun

    faithfulness to one's duties

    Etymology: 15th century, from fidélité from fidelitas, from fidelis, from fides (English faith), from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (English bide).

  2. fidelitynoun

    accuracy, or exact correspondence to some given quality or fact

    Etymology: 15th century, from fidélité from fidelitas, from fidelis, from fides (English faith), from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (English bide).

  3. fidelitynoun

    loyalty, especially to one's spouse

    Etymology: 15th century, from fidélité from fidelitas, from fidelis, from fides (English faith), from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (English bide).

  4. fidelitynoun

    the degree to which a system accurately reproduces an input.

    Etymology: 15th century, from fidélité from fidelitas, from fidelis, from fides (English faith), from bʰidʰ-, zero-grade of bʰeydʰ- (English bide).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fidelitynoun

    faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations

  2. Fidelitynoun

    adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty

  3. Fidelitynoun

    adherence to the marriage contract

  4. Fidelitynoun

    adherence to truth; veracity; honesty

Freebase

  1. Fidelity

    Fidelity is the quality of being faithful or loyal. Its original meaning regarded duty to a lord or a king, in a broader sense than the related concept of fealty. Both derive from the Latin word fidēlis, meaning "faithful or loyal". In modern human relationships, the term can refer to sexual monogamy. In western culture this often means adherence to marriage vows, or of promises of exclusivity or monogamy, and an absence of adultery. However, some people do not equate fidelity in personal relationships with sexual or emotional monogamy. Often, however, women in the works of Shakespeare are associated with it in a negative sense, such as "She is with little fidelity". For example, Bertram accuses Helena of having "little fidelity" in All's Well That Ends Well. Fidelity also denotes how accurate a copy is to its source. For example, a worn gramophone record will have a lower fidelity than one in good condition, and a recording made by a low budget record company in the early 20th century is likely to have significantly less audio fidelity than a good modern recording. In the 1950s, the terms "high fidelity" or "hi-fi" were popularized for equipment and recordings which exhibited more accurate sound reproduction. The converse term "lo-fi", doesn't necessarily mean "low fidelity", rather that the production ethic aims for "gritty authenticity" over perfect production. Similarly in electronics, fidelity refers to the correspondence of the output signal to the input signal, rather than sound quality.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fidelity

    fi-del′i-ti, n. faithful performance of duty: faithfulness to a husband or wife: honesty: firm adherence. [L. fidelitat-emfidelis, faithful—fidĕre, to trust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fidelity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fidelity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fidelity in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

    The word 'natural' implies that artificiality is following an algorithm with strict fidelity.

  3. The Forest Service:

    Sometimes Mother Nature can be harsh and disappoint us with our human hopes, getting a glimpse into the daily lives of this beautiful bald eagle pair has been a real treat. Bald eagles have a very strong fidelity to their nest sites.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth ought not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.

  5. Thomas Molinaro:

    When we biopsy the embryo for testing, this residual sperm can create interference which affects the fidelity of the testing. Using ICSI removes this contamination and results in better accuracy.

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