fidelity

Fidelity is the quality of being faithful or loyal. Dogs are famous for their fidelity.

Fidelity comes from the Latin root fides, which means faith, so fidelity is the state of being faithful. Marital fidelity is faithfulness to your spouse. If you're a journalist, your reports should have fidelity to the facts. Someone without fidelity to a religion or group belief is called an infidel.

Primary Meanings of fidelity

1.
n
the quality of being faithful
2.
n
accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
Full Definitions of fidelity
1

n the quality of being faithful

Synonyms:
faithfulness
Antonyms:
infidelity, unfaithfulness
the quality of being unfaithful
Types:
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constancy
faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
dedication
complete and wholehearted fidelity
loyalty, trueness
the quality of being loyal
staunchness, steadfastness
loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
allegiance, fealty
the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
nationalism, patriotism
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
regionalism
loyalty to the interests of a particular region
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
2

n accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

Type of:
accuracy, truth
the quality of being near to the true value

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