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Noun: accuracy  ak-yu-ru-see
  1. The quality of being correct, true, or close to the true value
    "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass";
    - truth, veracity
  2. The state or degree of being precise; the quality of having high accuracy and consistency
    "he demanded accuracy in all details";
    - exactness, exactitude, precision
  3. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
    "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

Derived forms: accuracies

See also: accurate, inaccurate

Type of: quality

Encyclopedia: Accuracy