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ac·cu·ra·cy

 (ăk′yər-ə-sē)
n.
1. Conformity to fact.
2. Precision; exactness.
3. The ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.
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accuracy

(ˈækjʊrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. faithful measurement or representation of the truth; correctness; precision
2. (General Physics) physics chem the degree of agreement between a measured or computed value of a physical quantity and the standard or accepted value for that quantity
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ac•cu•ra•cy

(ˈæk yər ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; precision; exactness.
2. the extent to which a given measurement agrees with the standard value for that measurement.
3. Math. the degree of correctness of a quantity, expression, etc. Compare precision (def. 4).
[1655–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accuracy - the quality of being near to the true valueaccuracy - 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"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
exactitude, exactness - the quality of being exact; "he demanded exactness in all details"; "a man of great exactitude"
fidelity - accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
inaccuracy - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
2.accuracy - (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a numberaccuracy - (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number; "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
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accuracy

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accuracy

noun
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Translations
دِقَّةدِقَّـه
акуратност
přesnostsprávnost
nøjagtighedpræcision
täpsus
tarkkuustotuudenmukaisuus
točnost
helyességpontosságprecizitás
nákvæmni
正確さ
정확성
točnost
noggrannhet
ความแม่นยำ
sự chính xác

accuracy

[ˈækjʊrəsɪ] N [of measurement, figures, clock] → exactitud f; [of instrument] → precisión f; [of translation, copy, words, description] → fidelidad f, exactitud f; [of forecast] → lo acertado; [of aim, shot] → lo certero
accuracy is very important for a good typistno cometer errores es muy importante para un buen mecanógrafo
they were impressed by the typist's accuracyestaban impresionados por la falta de errores en el trabajo del mecanógrafo
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accuracy

[ˈækjʊrəsi] n
[information, spelling] (= correctness) → exactitude f
(= precision) [weapon] → précision f
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accuracy

nGenauigkeit f; (of missile)Zielgenauigkeit f
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accuracy

[ˈækjʊrəsɪ] n (see adj) → accuratezza, esattezza, precisione f, fedeltà
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accurate

(ӕˈkjurət) adjective
1. exactly right. an accurate drawing.
2. making no mistakes. an accurate memory.
ˈaccurately adverb
accuracy noun
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accuracy

دِقَّة přesnost præcision Genauigkeit ακρίβεια exactitud totuudenmukaisuus exactitude točnost precisione 正確さ 정확성 nauwkeurigheid sannferdighet dokładność exatidão достоверность noggrannhet ความแม่นยำ doğruluk sự chính xác 准确
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ac·cur·a·cy

n. exactitud, precisión, cuidado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

accuracy

n exactitud f, precisión f
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It ignores (or obscures) the difference between accuracy and precision. It also implies the "true" value of what is being measured is known or knowable.
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Since the colorimetric difference is so popular in color industry, it is important that a measuring device has a sufficient measuring accuracy and precision to minimize its influence on the calculated colorimetric difference.
How much error exists in physiologic measurement depends on the accuracy and precision of the instruments used to measure the variable (sphygmomanometers, blood glucose meters, etc.), as well as the variability of the people doing the measurement.