from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.
- n. Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy.
- n. The degree to which an electronic system accurately reproduces the sound or image of its input signal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Faithfulness to one's duties.
- n. Loyalty to one's spouse or partner, including abstention from extramarital affairs (except in an open marriage).
- n. Accuracy, or exact correspondence to some given quality or fact.
- n. The degree to which a system accurately reproduces an input.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.
- n. Adherence to the marriage contract.
- n. Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Good faith; careful and exact observance of duty or performance of obligations: as, conjugal or official fidelity.
- n. Faithful devotion or submission; unswerving adherence; close or exact conformity; fealty; allegiance: as, fidelity to a husband or wife, or to a trust; fidelity to one's principles or to instructions; the dog is the type of fidelity.
- n. Faithful adherence to truth or reality; strict conformity to fact; truthfulness; exactness; accuracy: as, the fidelity of a witness, of a narrative, or of a picture.
- n. An order of Portugal, founded by John VI. in 1823 for the supporters of the monarchy during the insurrectionary movements in that country. Synonyms Faith, integrity, trustiness, trustworthiness, conscientiousness; Constancy, Faithfulness, etc. (see firmness).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
- n. the quality of being faithful
Loyalty is indeed something more than fidelity to one's country and Government, based upon a sense of interest or of obligation: it is _fidelity based upon love_.
He thanked me many times for what he termed my fidelity to his sainted friend.
Sexual fidelity is akin to religious fidelity — “not an avoidance of risk, but the creation of a context in which grace can abound.”
Europe, in fidelity to her Christian roots, has a particular vocation to uphold this transcendent vision in her initiatives to serve the common good of individuals, communities, and nations .
And I disagree — I would rather read a manga in English with a professional adapter than a translation by someone who thinks fidelity is more important than readability.
How Important is physical appearance to long-term fidelity?
Whereas according to the dual covenant theology favoured by these liberal protestors and associated by them with the Council, Catholics should now admit that the Jews have in fidelity to the Old Testament Covenant a promise and means of salvation that is both unrevoked and quite separate from the way taken by Christians who follow Jesus Christ as their redeemer.
Fewer than half of all cheaters believe that marital fidelity is always wrong.
He never explains why one form of holy ignorance, such as Pentecostalism, avoids political extremism while other forms do not: Many adherents of Salafist Islam, for instance, endorse violence in the name of fidelity to the Prophet.
Brennan told his Georgetown audience that attempting to "find legitimacy in fidelity" to the intentions of the framers was "little more than arrogance cloaked as humility."