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accuracy

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noun ac·cu·ra·cy \ˈa-kyə-rə-sē, ˈa-k(ə-)rə-\

Simple Definition of accuracy

  • : freedom from mistake or error : the quality or state of being accurate

  • : the ability to work or perform without making mistakes

Full Definition of accuracy

plural ac·cu·ra·cies

  1. 1 :  freedom from mistake or error :  correctness

  2. 2 a :  conformity to truth or to a standard or model :  exactness b :  degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or a true value — compare precision 2a

Examples of accuracy

  1. Each experiment is performed twice to ensure accuracy.

  2. The police questioned the accuracy of his statement.

  3. He could not say with any accuracy what he had seen.

  4. Several managers have tried to increase the speed and accuracy of the workers.



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