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accuracy Line breaks: ac¦cur|acy
Pronunciation: /ˈakjʊrəsi/

Definition of accuracy in English:

noun (plural accuracies)

[mass noun]
1The quality or state of being correct or precise: we have confidence in the accuracy of the statistics
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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 [count noun]: accuracies of 50-70 per cent 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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