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"fidelity" in British English

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fidelitynoun [U]

uk   /fɪˈdel.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
  • fidelity noun [U] (LOYALTY)

formal honest or ​lastingsupport, or ​loyalty, ​especially to a ​sexualpartner: Somerset Maugham's ​comedy of marital fidelity, "The Constant Wife" How ​important do you ​think sexual fidelity is in a ​marriage?
(Definition of fidelity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fidelity" in American English

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fidelitynoun [U]

 us   /fəˈdel·ɪ·t̬i/
  • fidelity noun [U] (BEING LOYAL)

the ​state of ​remainingloyal to someone and ​keeping the ​promises you made to that ​person
  • fidelity noun [U] (ACCURACY)

the ​degree to which a ​copy of something ​shows the ​truecharacter of the ​original: The fidelity of the ​taperecording was so ​poor that you could not ​understand much of what was said.
(Definition of fidelity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fidelity" in Business English

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fidelitynoun [U]

uk   us   /fɪˈdeləti/
loyalty to a ​person or ​organization: Customer ​trust and fidelity are not ​acquired once and for all. They recently began ​testing a fidelity ​cardscheme in Scotland ​prior to a ​nationallaunch.
(Definition of fidelity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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