fi·​du·​cial | \ fə-ˈdü-shəl How to pronounce fiducial (audio) , -ˈdyü-, fī- \

Definition of fiducial

1 : taken as standard of reference a fiducial mark
2 : founded on faith or trust
3 : having the nature of a trust : fiduciary

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Other Words from fiducial

fiducially \ fə-​ˈdü-​shə-​lē How to pronounce fiducial (audio) , -​ˈdyü-​ , fī-​ \ adverb

Examples of fiducial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Facebook is claiming that its system will work more smoothly and consistently than other AR platforms, and that will be simple for people to turn their posters or images into fiducial markers. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Facebook is putting augmented reality experiences on Ready Player One posters," 5 Apr. 2018 A small camera on the headset was reading the fiducial markers on the (real) wall and using that spatial information to track his position among the (virtual) cubes. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality," 20 May 2014

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First Known Use of fiducial

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fiducial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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