from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Conformity to fact.
- n. Precision; exactness.
- n. The ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; nicety; correctness
- n. Exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; degree of conformity of a measure to a true or standard value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being accurate; extreme precision or exactness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; correctness: as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy; copies of legal instruments should be taken with accuracy.
- n. Synonyms Accurateness, exactness, exactitude, precision, carefulness, care, niceness, nicety.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
- n. the quality of being near to the true value
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