browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
accuracy

more about accuracy

accuracy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  accuracy. 
 
  The  professed  end  [of  logic]  is  to  teach  men  to  think, 
  to  judge,  and  to  reason,  with  precision  and  accuracy. 
  --Reid. 
 
  The  accuracy  with  which  the  piston  fits  the  sides. 
  --Lardner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accuracy 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  accurate  and  without  error;  "the  lawyer 
  questioned  the  accuracy  of  my  account";  "he  was 
  beginning  to  doubt  the  truth  of  his  compass"  [syn:  {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" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  accuracy 
 
    How  close  to  the  real  value  a  measurement  is 
 
  Compare  {precision}. 
 
  (1998-04-19) 
 
 




more about accuracy