- strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity.
- loyalty: fidelity to one's country.
- conjugal faithfulness.
- adherence to fact or detail.
- accuracy; exactness: The speech was transcribed with great fidelity.
- Audio, Video. the degree of accuracy with which sound or images are recorded or reproduced.
Origin of fidelity
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Examples from the Web for fidelity
But probably because we co-edited the Deadline Artists anthologies with our friend Jesse Angelo, we feel a fidelity to the form.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
December 19, 2014
In contrast to past beliefs, repetition may reduce the fidelity of memory representations.Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory
July 12, 2014
The Cardinals were also required to swear an oath of fidelity to “Blessed Peter in the person of the Supreme Pontiff.”Who Really Put the Pope in Charge?
April 27, 2014
Most of the early press about Noah has focused on its fidelity to the Bible (or lack thereof).‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See
March 28, 2014
Not for myself, but for my Master's sake, I demand your friendship and fidelity.
Fidelity and tenderness—those would be hers if she married him.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
What I value him so much for it his fidelity to myself, and his attachment to the whole family.Georgie's Present
They parted with tears and kisses and murmured protestations of fidelity.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Monsieur loved her for her fidelity to the Queen his mother.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
- devotion to duties, obligations, etc; faithfulness
- loyalty or devotion, as to a person or cause
- faithfulness to one's spouse, lover, etc
- adherence to truth; accuracy in reporting detail
- electronics the degree to which the output of a system, such as an amplifier or radio, accurately reproduces the characteristics of the input signalSee also high fidelity
Word Origin and History for fidelity
early 15c., from Middle French fidélité (15c.), from Latin fidelitatem (nominative fidelitas) "faithfulness, adherence," from fidelis "faithful, true," from fides "faith" (see faith).