Meaning of “accuracy” in the English Dictionary

"accuracy" in British English

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accuracynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæk.jə.rə.si/ us /ˈæk.jɚ.ə.si/

B2 the fact of being exact or correct:

We can predict changes with a surprising degree of accuracy.

the ability to do something without making mistakes

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  • The latest missiles can be fired with incredible accuracy.
  • Her paintings are almost photographic in their detail and accuracy.
  • The computer will calculate your position with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Patricia has checked the reports and can vouch for the accuracy of the information.
  • All hi-tech weaponry demands frequent servicing to ensure accuracy.

(Definition of “accuracy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accuracy" in American English

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accuracynoun [ U ]

us /ˈæk·jər·ə·si/

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.

(Definition of “accuracy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accuracy" in Business English

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accuracynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈækjərəsi/ us

the ability to do something without making mistakes:

She says she can type 85 words per minute with 90% accuracy.

the quality of being correct and without mistakes:

The applicant has the right to challenge the accuracy of a credit report.

(Definition of “accuracy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)