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fi·del·i·ty

 (fĭ-dĕl′ĭ-tē, fī-)
n. pl. fi·del·i·ties
1.
a. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.
b. The condition or behavior of engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
2. Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy: the fidelity of the movie to the book.
3. The degree to which an electronic system accurately reproduces the sound or image of its input signal.

[Middle English fidelite, from Old French, from Latin fidēlitās, from fidēlis, faithful, from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: fidelity, allegiance, fealty, loyalty
These nouns denote faithfulness. Fidelity implies the unfailing fulfillment of one's obligations and strict adherence to vows or promises: fidelity to one's spouse; acted in fidelity to religious laws. Allegiance is faithfulness considered as a duty: "I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance" (Henry Clay).
Fealty, once applied to the obligation of a vassal to a feudal lord, now suggests faithfulness that one has pledged to uphold: "[The candidate] pushed his experience as an executive and professed his fealty to Democratic Party principles" (David Corn).
Loyalty implies a steadfast and devoted attachment that is not easily turned aside: loyalty to an oath; loyalty to a lifelong friend.

fidelity

(fɪˈdɛlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. devotion to duties, obligations, etc; faithfulness
2. loyalty or devotion, as to a person or cause
3. faithfulness to one's spouse, lover, etc
4. adherence to truth; accuracy in reporting detail
5. (Electronics) electronics the degree to which the output of a system, such as an amplifier or radio, accurately reproduces the characteristics of the input signal. See also high fidelity
[C15: from Latin fidēlitās, from fidēlis faithful, from fidēs faith, loyalty]

fi•del•i•ty

(fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti, faɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. strict observance of promises, duties, etc.
3. adherence to fact or detail; accuracy.
4. the degree of accuracy with which sound or images are recorded or reproduced.
[1375–1425; late Middle English fidelite (< Middle French) < Latin fidēlitās]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fidelity - accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
accuracy, truth - 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.fidelity - the quality of being faithful
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
constancy - faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
dedication - complete and wholehearted fidelity
loyalty, trueness - the quality of being loyal
infidelity, unfaithfulness - the quality of being unfaithful

fidelity

noun
2. accuracy, precision, correspondence, closeness, adherence, faithfulness, exactitude, exactness, scrupulousness, preciseness the fidelity of these early documents
accuracy inaccuracy, inexactness
Quotations
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends" [Alexander Pope]

fidelity

noun
1. Faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause, obligations, or duties:
Translations
إخلاص، أمانَه، وَفاء
věrnost
loyalitettroskab
lojaaliususkollisuus
tryggðtryggî
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fidelity

[fɪˈdelɪtɪ] N (= faithfulness) → fidelidad f; (= closeness to original) → exactitud f, fidelidad f

fidelity

[fɪˈdɛlɪti] n
(= faithfulness) (to husband, wife, partner)fidélité f
(= loyalty) → fidélité f
fidelity to sb → fidélité à qn, fidélité envers qn
[report, translation] → fidélité f

fidelity

n
Treue f(to zu)
(of translation etc)Genauigkeit f; (Rad etc) → Klangtreue f

fidelity

[fɪˈdɛlɪtɪ] n (in relationships) → fedeltà; (accuracy) → esattezza, accuratezza

fidelity

(fiˈdeləti) noun
faithfulness or loyalty. his fidelity to his wife; fidelity to a promise.

fidelity

n. fidelidad, lealtad; precisión.