What is accuracy?

  • (noun): The quality of nearness to the truth or the true value.
    Example: "He was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"
    Synonyms: truth
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on accuracy:

Sacred Name Bibles - Historical Background - Accuracy or Popularity
... local names for the creator or highest deity, conceptualizing accuracy as semantic rather than phonetic ... The limited number of Sacred Name Bibles suggests that phonetic accuracy is not considered to be of importance by mainstream Bible translators ...
Shanks Transformation - Example
... The partial sum has only one digit accuracy, while six-figure accuracy requires summing about 400,000 terms ... transformation results, clearly showing the improved accuracy and convergence rate 0 4.00000000 — — — 1 2.66666667 3.16666667 — — 2 3.46666667 3.13333333 3.1 ...
Lisa Olsen - Career
... Olsen won the Gold Medal in Women's Individual Accuracy at the XIX World Parachuting Championships in Sweden in 1988 ... Blue, Kathy Kangas, Eileen Vaughn, and Bev Watson, won the Silver Medal in Women's Team Accuracy at the XVI World Parachuting Championships in Czechoslovakia, after which they posed in bikinis in a 1982 ... She also served as Chief Judge in Style Accuracy at the 2004 US National Skydiving Championships ...

More definitions of "accuracy":

  • (noun): (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number.
    Example: "The atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy"

Famous quotes containing the word accuracy:

    U.S. international and security policy ... has as its primary goal the preservation of what we might call “the Fifth Freedom,” understood crudely but with a fair degree of accuracy as the freedom to rob, to exploit and to dominate, to undertake any course of action to ensure that existing privilege is protected and advanced.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    In everything from athletic ability to popularity to looks, brains, and clothes, children rank themselves against others. At this age [7 and 8], children can tell you with amazing accuracy who has the coolest clothes, who tells the biggest lies, who is the best reader, who runs the fastest, and who is the most popular boy in the third grade.
    Stanley I. Greenspan (20th century)

    My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)