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Meaning of ACCURACY

Pronunciation:  'akyurusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"
  2. [n]  (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number; "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

ACCURACY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: truth
 Antonyms: inaccuracy
 See Also: exactitude, exactness, fidelity, quality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"cu*ra*cy\ (#; 277), n. [See {Accurate}.]
The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this
exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to
truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety;
correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its

      The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think,
      to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy.

      The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides.

Computing Dictionary

How close to the real value a measurement is.

Compare precision.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absoluteness, attention to detail, attention to fact, care for truth, circumstantiality, conscientiousness, correctness, criticality, criticalness, definiteness, delicacy, detail, exactingness, exactitude, exactness, exquisiteness, faithfulness, faultlessness, fidelity, fineness, finicality, finicalness, finickiness, finickingness, flawlessness, fussiness, literalism, literality, literalness, mathematical precision, meticulousness, minuteness, minuteness of detail, niceness, nicety, particularity, particularness, perfection, preciseness, precisianism, precision, punctiliousness, punctuality, refinement, right, rightness, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, severity, specificity, strictness, subtlety, textualism, the letter