1. [syn: accuracy, truth]
2. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number;
- Example: "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accuracy \Ac"cu*ra*cy\ (#; 277), n. [See Accurate.]
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; as, the value of testimony depends on its
The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think,
to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy.
The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being near to the true value; "he was
beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the
lawyer questioned the truth of my account" [syn:
accuracy, truth] [ant: inaccuracy]
2: (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a
number; "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time
with much greater accuracy"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "accuracy":
absoluteness, attention to detail, attention to fact,
care for truth, circumstantiality, conscientiousness, correctness,
criticality, criticalness, definiteness, delicacy, detail,
exactingness, exactitude, exactness, exquisiteness, faithfulness,
faultlessness, fidelity, fineness, finicality, finicalness,
finickiness, finickingness, flawlessness, fussiness, literalism,
literality, literalness, mathematical precision, meticulousness,
minuteness, minuteness of detail, niceness, nicety, particularity,
particularness, perfection, preciseness, precisianism, precision,
punctiliousness, punctuality, refinement, right, rightness,
rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, scrupulosity,
scrupulousness, severity, specificity, strictness, subtlety,
textualism, the letter
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
How close to the real value a measurement is.