accuracy has definitions from the field of mathematics
[ noun ] the quality of nearness to the truth or the true value




"he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass" "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

Used in print

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

There was a sniper 's nest in a mountain cave , and it was picking_off our men with devilish accuracy .

[ noun ] (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number


"the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

They showed no marked dependence on the flow_rate within the accuracy of these measurements .

It is sufficiently small compared with the surface temperature of the anode holder , to make the energy flux radiated from the environment toward the anode holder negligible within the accuracy of the present measurements .

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