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Meaning of FIDELITY

Pronunciation:  fi'delitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  2. [n]  the quality of being faithful

FIDELITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: faithfulness
 Antonyms: infidelity, unfaithfulness
 See Also: accuracy, constancy, dedication, loyalty, quality, truth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fi*del"i*ty\, n. [L. fidelitas: cf. F. fid['e]lit['e].
See {Fealty}.]
Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact
observance of duty, or discharge of obligations. Especially:
(a) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound;

          Whose courageous fidelity was proof to all danger.

          The best security for the fidelity of men is to
          make interest coincide with duty.    --A. Hamilton.
(b) Adherence to the marriage contract.
(c) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.

          The principal thing required in a witness is
          fidelity.                            --Hooker.

Syn: Faithfulness; honesty; integrity; faith; loyalty;

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