- 1Faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support: his fidelity to liberal idealsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Sexual faithfulness to a spouse or partner.More example sentences
- 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?
- 2The degree of exactness with which something is copied or reproduced: the 1949 recording provides reasonable fidelityMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French fidelite or Latin fidelitas, from fidelis 'faithful', from fides 'faith'. Compare with fealty.