Definition of accuracy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækjərəsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækjərəsi//
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the state of being exact or correct; the ability to do something skilfully without making mistakes They questioned the accuracy of the information in the file. Candidates are judged on technical accuracy as well as artistic expression. She hits the ball with great accuracy. opposite inaccuracyExtra examples Great care is taken to ensure the accuracy of research data. He predicted the election results with uncanny accuracy. It is possible to predict the outcome with reasonable accuracy. Many people began to question the accuracy of his statement. The film-makers went to great lengths to achieve historical accuracy in every detail. The missiles are capable of a very high degree of accuracy. The needle has to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy. We are hoping to improve the accuracy of our forecasts.
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