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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

  2. fidelitynoun

    accuracy, or exact correspondence to some given quality or fact

  3. fidelitynoun

    loyalty, especially to one's spouse

  4. fidelitynoun

    the degree to which a system accurately reproduces an input.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fidelitynoun

    Etymology: fidelitas, Latin; fidelité, French.

    The church, by her publick reading of the book of God, preached only as a witness; now the principal thing required in a witness is a fidelity. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 19.

    They mistake credulity for fidelity. Clarke.

Wikipedia

  1. Fidelity

    Fidelity is the quality of faithfulness or loyalty. Its original meaning regarded duty in a broader sense than the related concept of fealty. Both derive from the Latin word fidēlis, meaning "faithful or loyal". In the City of London financial markets it has traditionally been used in the sense encompassed in the motto "My word is my bond".

ChatGPT

  1. fidelity

    Fidelity can be defined as the quality or state of being faithful, loyal, and accurate in one's actions, thoughts, or commitments. It refers to the degree of faithfulness, adherence, and honesty displayed in relationships, duties, or agreements. Fidelity also involves staying true to one's principles, promises, or beliefs.

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. White House:

    The president looks forward to visiting the institution that helped shape his dedication to the rule of law, the role of the presidency and his fidelity to the Constitution.

  2. Link Starbureiy:

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

  3. Helen Keller:

    Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

  4. Robert Barron:

    If there is a ‘ choice ’ to be made, it seems to me, that fidelity to Christ would obligate a Christian to advocate for saving life, rather than destroying life, perhaps the Vice President was talking about a different faith than the one ‘ that was once for all delivered to the saints, ’ as Jude wrote.

  5. Helen Keller:

    Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

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