ac·cu·ra·cy /ˈækjərəsi, ˈæk(ə)rə-/
Ac·cu·ra·cy 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; 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.
n 1: 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" [syn: truth]
2: (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a
number; "the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure
time with much greater accuracy"