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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AC'CURACY, n. [L. accuratio, from accurare, to take care of; ad and curare, to take care; cura, care. See Care.]
1. Exactness; exact conformity to truth; or to a rule or model; freedom from mistake; nicety; correctness; precision which results from care. The accuracy of ideas or opinions is conformity to truth. The value of testimony depends on its accuracy; copies of legal instruments should be taken with accuracy.
2. Closeness; tightness; as a tube sealed with accuracy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of being near to the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account" [syn: accuracy, truth] [ant: inaccuracy]
2: (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number; "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -cies) Date: 1662 1. freedom from mistake or error ; correctness 2. a. conformity to truth or to a standard or model ; exactness b. degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or a true value compare precision 2a

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. exactness or precision, esp. arising from careful effort.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Accuracy Ac"cu*ra*cy (#; 277), n. [See Accurate.] 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; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy. The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think, to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy. --Reid. The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides. --Lardner.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. The accuracy of information or measurements is their quality of being true or correct, even in small details. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these figures. ? inaccuracy N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n 2. If someone or something performs a task, for example hitting a target, with accuracy, they do it in an exact way without making a mistake. ...weapons that could fire with accuracy at targets 3,000 yards away... ? inaccuracy N-UNCOUNT: oft with N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Accurateness, exactness, exactitude, correctness, precision, niceness, nicety, truth, accurateness, fidelity, faithfulness, carefulness, correctness, closeness, strictness.

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