Definition of accuracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



the state of being exact or correct; the ability to do something skillfully 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. antonym inaccuracy at inaccurate
Usage noteUsage note: accurateaccurate adjectiveassessment|diagnosis|estimate, measurement|prediction|description|reflection, representation|information|record|result|methodFirms must acquire accurate information from clients about their needs.factually|historically|scientifically|statistically|technicallyAlthough this book is historically accurate, it is not a history book.not entirely|not strictlyThe figures he gave were not strictly accurate.proveThese predictions proved accurate.toResults are accurate to within 0.2 seconds.inaccurate adjectiveperception|estimate|representation|information|result|statementInaccurate estimates can lead to overproduction.grosslyErrors in methodology can produce grossly inaccurate results.factually|historically|scientifically|technicallyHe is technically inaccurate in several of his claims.proveThese predictions may yet prove inaccurate.accuracy nounabsolute, pinpoint|unerringThe needle has to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy.factual|historical|scientific|technicalGet the manuscript checked for factual accuracy.confirm|ensure|check|test|verifyGreat care is taken to ensure the accuracy of research data.accurately adverbassess|describe|diagnose|estimate, gauge, measure|predict|portray|reflect|reproduceYour title must accurately reflect the substance of your paper.