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Definition of "precision" []

  • The state or quality of being precise; exactness. (noun)
  • The ability of a measurement to be consistently reproduced. (noun)
  • The number of significant digits to which a value has been reliably measured. (noun)
  • Used or intended for accurate or exact measurement: a precision tool. (adjective)
  • Made so as to vary minimally from a set standard: precision components. (adjective)

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.

Use "precision" in a sentence
  • "Using Attributional Similarity to Solve Analogies  number of correct guesses precision = total number of guesses made  number of correct guesses recall = maximum possible number correct 2 x precision x recall  F = precision recall"
  • "The term precision is considered as a component of accuracy, related to the scale, resolution, and also to the generalization of datasets."
  • "Our new foreign policy is what I call precision power."