Definition of accuracy
1 : freedom from mistake or error : correctness checked the novel for historical accuracy
2a : conformity to truth or to a standard or model : exactness impossible to determine with accuracy the number of casualtiesb : degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or a true value — compare precision 2a
Examples of accuracy in a Sentence
Each experiment is performed twice to ensure accuracy.
The police questioned the accuracy of his statement.
He could not say with any accuracy what he had seen.
Several managers have tried to increase the speed and accuracy of the workers.
Origin and Etymology of accuracy
accur(ate) + -acy, suffix of abstract nouns
First Known Use: 1644
ACCURACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accuracy for English Language Learners
: freedom from mistake or error : the quality or state of being accurate
: the ability to work or perform without making mistakes
ACCURACY Defined for Kids
Definition of accuracy for Students
: freedom from mistakes
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