Definition of accuracy in English:

accuracy

noun

mass noun
  • 1The quality or state of being correct or precise.

    ‘we have confidence in the accuracy of the statistics’
    • ‘The book has been meticulously poured over for accuracy by Fourth Estate's own lawyers.’
    • ‘We cannot know the mind of the creator with sufficient certainty to predict this with perfect accuracy.’
    • ‘How will his accuracy and confidence be shaken after getting hit play after play?’
    • ‘I received an email at the beginning of August from an astrologer which laid out this prediction with bone chilling accuracy.’
    • ‘What he has lost out on, however, is the pinpoint accuracy that used to be the defining quality of his bowling.’
    • ‘Where on the social ladder a person was born predicted, with depressing accuracy, where they would end up.’
    • ‘At the upper end, there are a wide range of professional quality saws with power and accuracy to spare.’
    • ‘The Huntress notched arrow after arrow and hit each target with precise accuracy.’
    • ‘However, these studies have not generally had enough participants to provide precise estimates of accuracy.’
    • ‘To our knowledge, ours is the first study to assess the popularity as well as the quality and accuracy of health related websites.’
    • ‘In these cases, the likely outcomes can be predicted with some accuracy.’
    • ‘It is a critique that is appalling in its lack of quality, substance, and, indeed, accuracy.’
    • ‘I can still see his slight frame darting past defenders and rifling over points with unerring ease and accuracy.’
    • ‘He gave a flawless performance inspiring confidence by his pinpoint accuracy.’
    • ‘Perhaps are some of us in touch with our psychic energy and able to use it to predict with accuracy?’
    • ‘It gives you that bit more freedom to not worry about consistency or accuracy and instead concentrate on getting something written.’
    • ‘They can predict with considerable accuracy what those satellites can see, and when.’
    • ‘They used electric saws and did their duty with commendable accuracy.’
    • ‘I don't think that anyone can predict with any accuracy where the world is headed.’
    • ‘The Speaker cannot do that, or judge the quality or accuracy of an answer.’
    correctness, precision, exactness, rightness, perfection, validity, unambiguousness, authority, reliability
    factuality, literalness, correctness, fidelity, faithfulness, exactness, closeness, truth, truthfulness, veracity, authenticity, realism, verisimilitude, fairness
    precision, carefulness, meticulousness
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    1. 1.1technical The degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard.
      ‘the accuracy of radiocarbon dating’
      Compare with precision
      count noun ‘accuracies of 50–70 per cent’
      • ‘By maximizing the inherent features of a GIS database, this approach maintains relative and absolute accuracies, without compromising any modeling or mapping requirements.’
      • ‘Mapping with GPS-collected accuracies is just not conducive to all business needs within a utility GIS.’
      • ‘We also considered the effect of k values on the accuracies of the three methods.’
      • ‘This means that the absolute alignment accuracies of table 3 are probably overestimates.’
      • ‘But this, and other seemingly straightforward methods, while fine in principle, turn out to be unsatisfactory in practice, at least when accuracies of a small fraction of a degree are called for.’
      • ‘The accuracies of colorimeters can vary significantly, depending on the spectra of the colors measured.’
      • ‘How could we then measure time intervals with accuracies of better than one part in ten to the power thirteen?’
      • ‘Estimated angles were correlated with measured angles, and accuracies in estimating angles were correlated with demographic characteristics.’
      • ‘On many projects, said O'Mahony, the engineering team is left trying to fight science by being asked to achieve some unrealistic sensor or actuator accuracies.’
      • ‘These initial values were chosen to reflect landing accuracies similar to those of Mars Pathfinder.’
      • ‘We run simulations to compare the relative accuracies of our and previous methods.’
      • ‘Flame AAS techniques are the oldest methods, and they can measure parts-per-million element concentrations with accuracies in the 1-3% range.’
      • ‘Using several hours of measurements, accuracies of 5 mm can be achieved, and precisions of a few centimetres can be realized in seconds even for moving receivers (kinematic GPS) close to a fixed station.’
      • ‘These accuracies met the USGS minimum requirement of 85% for land-use and land-cover classification of remotely sensed data.’
      • ‘These accuracies are comparable to currently fielded weapons today, and are based on analyses derived from sanctioned modeling and simulations to determine cost and operational effectiveness.’
      • ‘These degraded accuracies persisted for hours and were well beyond system tolerances specified for marine DGPS users.’
      • ‘Instrument manufacturers usually publish thermal-drift specifications, typically in terms of 90-day and one-year accuracies for a given temperature range.’
      • ‘The team is currently trying to improve the accuracy of these calculations, and to obtain similar accuracies for the intensity of the absorption lines.’
      • ‘The error plots demonstrate that the attitude and velocity accuracies required can be maintained if the time interval of a GPS outage does not exceed 30 seconds.’
      • ‘Absolute positioning accuracies of better than 5 meters from 3-kilometer range have been demonstrated, which are adequate for targeting of today's and near-future weapons.’
      correctness, precision, exactness, rightness, perfection, validity, unambiguousness, authority, reliability
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Pronunciation

accuracy

/ˈakjʊrəsi/