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accuracy

noun [U]  /ˈæk·jər·ə·si/ us  

accuracy noun [U] (CORRECTNESS)

the fact of being correct and without any mistakes: He challenged the accuracy of the research results. science Accuracy is also the agreement of a particular measurement with an accepted standard.

accuracy noun [U] (EXACTNESS)

the fact of being exactly aimed and moving on an intended path: The predawn raid was executed with pinpoint accuracy.
Translations of “accuracy”
in Korean 정확성…
in Arabic دِقّة…
in Portuguese acuidade, exatidão, precisão…
in Catalan precisió, exactitud…
in Japanese 正確さ, 的確さ…
in Italian esattezza, precisione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 準確的, 精確的, 正確的…
in Russian точность…
in Turkish doğruluk, güvenilirlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准确的, 精确的, 正确的…
in Polish dokładność…
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