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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.

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

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]
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

accuracy

accuracy

noun
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

accuracy

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

accuracy

nGenauigkeit f; (of missile)Zielgenauigkeit f

accuracy

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

accurate

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

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

ac·cur·a·cy

n. exactitud, precisión, cuidado.

accuracy

n exactitud f, precisión f
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I confess," replied the Missionary, fingering a number of ten-cent pieces which a Sunday-school in his own country had forwarded to him, "that I am a product of you, but I protest that you cannot quote Scripture with accuracy and point.
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I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
In the world of my birth I never had drawn a shaft, but since our escape from Phutra I had kept the party supplied with small game by means of my arrows, and so, through necessity, had developed a fair degree of accuracy.
She had had the idea of giving it a certain daintiness, and she made much use of blue and red inks; she bound the copy in coarse paper, that looked vaguely like watered silk, in various pale colours; and she had acquired a reputation for neatness and accuracy.
And now I will not have you say that justice is duty or advantage or profit or gain or interest, for this sort of nonsense will not do for me; I must have clearness and accuracy.
I bear witness, in the most disinterested manner, to the excellence of the stratagem by which this unparalleled woman surprised the private interview between Percival and myself-- also to the marvellous accuracy of her report of the whole conversation from its beginning to its end.
A fraction of a second too long in the water and the fine and silken edge of the proper heat was lost, and Martin found time to marvel at the accuracy he developed - an automatic accuracy, founded upon criteria that were machine-like and unerring.
What I dwell upon most,' says Jasper, pursuing his subject of romantic interest, 'is the remarkable accuracy with which you would seem to find out where people are buried.
He also drew up his laws with greater elegance and accuracy than even any of our present legislators.
Whatever its scientific accuracy was, they were at present ignorant how it would answer with human beings.
He was even pleased by failures, for failures resulting from deviations in practice from the theory only proved to him the accuracy of his theory.

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