Definition of accuracy in English:


Syllabification: ac·cu·ra·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈakyərəsē

noun (plural accuracies)

  • 1The quality or state of being correct or precise: we have confidence in the accuracy of the statistics she hit the ball with great accuracy
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    • However, these studies have not generally had enough participants to provide precise estimates of accuracy.
    • The Huntress notched arrow after arrow and hit each target with precise accuracy.
    • To our knowledge, ours is the first study to assess the popularity as well as the quality and accuracy of health related websites.
  • 1.1 technical The degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard: the accuracy of radiocarbon dating accuracies of 50-70% Compare with precision.
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    • The team is currently trying to improve the accuracy of these calculations, and to obtain similar accuracies for the intensity of the absorption lines.
    • How could we then measure time intervals with accuracies of better than one part in ten to the power thirteen?
    • Using several hours of measurements, accuracies of 5 mm can be achieved, and precisions of a few centimetres can be realized in seconds even for moving receivers (kinematic GPS) close to a fixed station.

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