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Accuracy is a member of the word family accurate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun accuracy

What does accuracy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accuracies

  1. the quality of being near to the true value
    • example: he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of accuracy: truth
    • antonym of accuracy: inaccuracy
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:
      • exactitude / exactness = the quality of being exact
      • fidelity = accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
    • attributes:
      • accurate = conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
      • inaccurate = not accurate
  2. (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
    • example: the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy
    • domain: math / mathematics / maths
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Alternative definition of the noun accuracy


  1. The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; exactness; nicety; correctness

Specialised definition of the noun accuracy

Glossary of metrology

closeness of agreement between the result of a measurement and the (conventional) true value of the measureand (1984. International vocabulary of basic and general terms in metrology. International Organisation for Standardisation)

  • note: Use of the term precision for accuracy should be avoided. True value is an ideal concept and, in general, cannot be known exactly.
  • synonym: accuracy of measurement

Glossary of sports

the state of being correct (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the state of being on target (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Accuracy" is a composition.


Accuracy is a financial advisory firm based out of Paris, France. It was founded in 2004 by a team of seven former Arthur Andersen partners including Frederic Duponchel, who is Accuracy's CEO. The firm had 220 consultants in 2013. Accuracy has offices in multiple countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the U.K. and India.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Accuracy

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Google previewProtocol for Equipment Verification Testing for Removal of Inorganic Constituents

Accuracy For water quality analyses, accuracy refers to the difference between a experimentally determined sample...

Google previewPaediatric Cardiology (2009)

Expert Consult - Online and Print by Robert H. Anderson, Edward J. Baker, Andrew Redington, Michael L. Rigby, Daniel Penny, Gil Wernovsky

accuracy is the degree to which the measurement comes close to the truth in the subjects being measured. it is a property of the...

Google previewLay Epistemics and Human Knowledge (2013)

Cognitive and Motivational Bases by Arie W. Kruglanski

As noted earlier, global accuracy refers to transsituationally generalizable beliefs, whereas circumscribed accuracy refers to situationally delimited ones. According to Swann, “professional person perceivers,” such as clinicians, for example, ...

Google previewFundamentals of Strategy Game Design (2014)

by Ernest Adams

Accuracy is a measure of the chance that a given weapon will hit the point at which it is aimed, expressed as a real...

Theoretical accuracy is the average accuracy of a weapon under all conditions, but you may also add to or subtract from the ...

Google previewLibrary and Information Center Management, 8th Edition (2012)

by Robert D. Stueart, Barbara B. Moran, Claudia J. Morner

accuracy is the Correctness of Work Performed Poor | Fair | Average | Good | Excellent Unfortunately, supervisors have great ...

Google previewProtecting the privacy of student records : guidelines for education agencies

Data integrity means that the information provided is complete and unchanging; data accuracy means that the information is...

Google previewRisk Management for Design and Construction (2011)

by Ovidiu Cretu, Robert B. Stewart, Terry Berends

High accuracy means smaller and fewer errors; low accuracy means more and larger errors. The estimate's range depends on the range of each item. 100 RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION RBE and Estimate ...

Google previewA Street Officer’s Guide to Report Writing (2012)

by Frank Scalise, Douglas Strosahl

Accuracy is the proverbial pudding where the proof lies. If your report is...

Google previewThe Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science (2011)

by Steven French, Juha Saatsi

Certainly, predictive accuracy is a less highly esteemed achievement than full- blown truth, but it is surely far from trivial.

Evidence for predictive accuracy is an important transitional step towards obtaining evidence for ...

Google previewArtificial Intelligence in Medicine (2003)

Joint European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Medical Decision Making, AIMDM'99, Aalborg, Denmark, June 20-24, 1999, Proceedings by Werner Horn, Yuval Shahar, Greger Lindberg, Steen Andreassen, Jeremy Wyatt

Assessing Tree Accuracy This has been presented using the following measurements: The training accuracy is a measure of how accurately the tree represents all known cases. However, these figures give little indication of how well these ...

Google previewAlternative Approaches to the Assessment of Achievement (2012)

by David L. McArthur

Accuracy is an empirical concept given an already calibrated instrument. Indexing the level of...

Moreover, accuracy is a function not only of instrument " decay," but also of the circumstances under which it is used. Technically, therefore, we ...

Google previewThe Elderly Eyewitness in Court (2014)

by Michael P. Toglia, David F. Ross, Joanna Pozzulo, Emily Pica

Absolute accuracy is the degree to which the level of a judgment corresponds to the actual level of performance (Hertzog & Hultsch, 2000). For example, if someone studied a list of words and gave a mean JOL of 67% and then recalled 67% of ...

Google previewNelson Textbook of Pediatrics (2007)

by Robert M. Kliegman, Richard E. Behrman, Hal B. Jenson, Bonita M.D. Stanton

Technical accuracy is an important consideration in interpreting the results of a laboratory test.

Accuracy is a measure of the nearness of a test result to the actual value, whereas precision is a measure of the reproducibility of a result. No test ...

Google previewEcosystem Change and Public Health (2001)

A Global Perspective by Joan L. Aron, Jonathan A. Patz

Temporal Accuracy and Resolution Temporal accuracy means that the time encoded for data is correct to some agreed-upon level of precision (Veregin 1998 ). Observations on the exact sequence of events are often critical for developing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deception (2014)

by Timothy R. Levine

many researchers report accuracy for truths and lies separately in addition to reporting average accuracy. A second important implication of the veracity effect is that the truth-lie base rate matters. The truth-lie base rate refers to the proportion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

SST and MST tested matching accuracy using individual fingerprints, whereas LST ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychology and Law (2007)

by Brian L. Cutler

informative about accuracy—and have little faith in the probative value of identification confidence judgments that witnesses may express in the courtroom. Neil Brewer See also Confidence in Identifications, Malleability; Optimality Hypothesis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

SPEED–ACCURACY TRADE-OFF up the serving action into the toss and hit components, for separate practice, may reduce attentional demands on the learner, but decoupling the ball placement from the ball contact phase could disrupt the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Absolute accuracy can be visualized plotting calibration curves (see, e.g., Fig. 1) that are indicating underand ▷overconfidence at each level of confidence. A prerequisite for calculating absolute accuracy is that judgments either are made on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Accuracy of the Family History Interview Family history information can result in referrals for genetic counseling and testing as well as the early initiation of invasive screening procedures. Because a positive family history can alter medical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

Motion Estimation with Half-Pixel Accuracy Definition Half-pixel accurate motion vectors can be found by interpolating the current frame and reference frame by a factor of two and then using any of the fast block matching algorithms for motion ...

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Quotes about Accuracy

Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy (Martha Beck)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1R1A1C3Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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