accuracy

[ ak-yer-uh-see ]
/ ˈæk yər ə si /

noun, plural ac·cu·ra·cies.

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

First recorded in 1655–65; accur(ate) + -acy

Related forms

hy·per·ac·cu·ra·cy, noun
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accuracy

/ (ˈækjʊrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

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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