Definition of fidelity in English:

fidelity

Syllabification: fi·del·i·ty
Pronunciation: /fəˈdelədē
 
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noun

1Faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support: he sought only the strictest fidelity to justice
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  • The children may also feel that they themselves are demonstrating a lack of fidelity by supporting their remarrying parent.
  • To demonstrate fidelity to the deceased family member, a band of wind and percussion instruments is often present to perform both traditional and popular music.
  • Of the four, he is the most faithful to the values they share, but it's his very loyalty and fidelity that ultimately doom him.
Synonyms
loyalty, allegiance, obedience
historical homage, fealty
1.1Sexual faithfulness to a spouse or partner.
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  • Young women were expected to show sexual fidelity to their dating partner, but males were not.
  • One area in which men and women differ is the importance of their partner's sexual fidelity.
  • When was this promise of obedience and sexual fidelity made?
Synonyms
1.2The degree of exactness with which something is copied or reproduced: the 1949 recording provides reasonable fidelity
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  • Audio is Dolby Digital two-channel mono, with reasonable fidelity and a high degree of clarity.
  • It is a method for maximizing fidelity and dynamic range for a region of interest within a digitized medical image display.
  • It may even be possible for MP3 players to save energy by playing tunes at a slightly lower fidelity without a noticeable change in audio quality.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French fidelite or Latin fidelitas, from fidelis 'faithful', from fides 'faith'. Compare with fealty.

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