Definition of "accuracy" []

  • Conformity to fact. (noun)
  • Precision; exactness. (noun)
  • The ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured. (noun)
  • Faithful measurement or representation of the truth; correctness; precision (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The degree of agreement between a measured or computed value of a physical quantity and the standard or accepted value for that quantity (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "accuracy" in a sentence
  • "Like I say, the accuracy is a little troubling but I know it can be improved - but how on earth does this tiny little gun weigh 6 lbs???"
  • "Unproven Matt Prater has a booming leg on kickoffs, but his accuracy is the question mark."
  • "One way to judge the accuracy is the Bermuda grass rough that outlines the fairways."