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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Conformity to fact.
  • n. Precision; exactness.
  • n. The ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; nicety; correctness
  • n. Exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; degree of conformity of a measure to a true or standard value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being accurate; extreme precision or exactness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; correctness: as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy; copies of legal instruments should be taken with accuracy.
  • n. Synonyms Accurateness, exactness, exactitude, precision, carefulness, care, niceness, nicety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
  • n. the quality of being near to the true value

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