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Definition 1: the quality of being near to the true value - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where accuracy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass
  • the lawyer questioned the truth of my account

Synonyms for accuracy in the sense of this definition

(accuracy is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of accuracy ) the quality of being exact

"he demanded exactness in all details" "a man of great exactitude"

(... is a kind of accuracy ) accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

(... are attributes of accuracy) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

(... are attributes of accuracy) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

Definition 2: (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where accuracy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy

(accuracy is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(accuracy belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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