accuracy

Accuracy refers to a lack of mistakes or errors. "I type very fast, but the accuracy of my typing is n't very goode."

Accuracy is a must for anyone who works in a precise profession. Would you trust a surgeon who lacks accuracy to remove your appendix? His lack of precision might result in the accidental removal of your spleen. A meteorologist with questionable accuracy isn't going to be popular either, especially when it rains every time he predicts a sunny day.

Primary Meanings of accuracy

1.
n
the quality of being near to the true value
2.
n
(mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
Full Definitions of accuracy
1

n the quality of being near to the true value

“he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass”
Synonyms:
truth
Antonyms:
inaccuracy
the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
Types:
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exactitude, exactness
the quality of being exact
fidelity
accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
minuteness
great precision; painstaking attention to details
preciseness, precision
the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
trueness
exactness of adjustment
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
2

n (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number

“the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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