- the condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness.
- Chemistry, Physics. the extent to which a given measurement agrees with the standard value for that measurement.Compare precision(def 6).
- Mathematics. the degree of correctness of a quantity, expression, etc.Compare precision(def 5).
Origin of accuracy
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Examples from the Web for accuracy
CIA goes to great lengths to understand the reliability and accuracy of every source.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
Did the reporters and editors put much value on on accuracy and objectivity, or were they more a part of the party machine?What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
The Daily Beast has not verified the accuracy of either of these ads.A Tom Cotton Ad on Grindr?
October 29, 2014
As such, they emphatically demonstrate the accuracy of the “no risk to public” trope.The Sky Is Not Falling, and Ebola Is Not Out of Control
October 17, 2014
The quality and accuracy of information on these sites can vary widely, as can the virtual support that some of them provide.Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?
August 30, 2014
With the accuracy of his nation, he beamingly replied, "Seeshundredtousand."
It was simply impossible to judge with any accuracy of the distance of the ship.
Everything combines to prove the accuracy of my observations.The Lamplighter
Accuracy in speaking and writing had, indeed, been early impressed upon her.De Libris: Prose and Verse
For one thing, he must be able to estimate distance with some degree of accuracy.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- faithful measurement or representation of the truth; correctness; precision
- 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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Word Origin and History for accuracy
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