accuracy[ak′yə rə sē]
- The definition of accuracy is the degree to which something is true or exact.
A survey that represents millions of people is an example of something with a high level of accuracy.
- Conformity to fact.
- Precision; exactness.
- The ability of a measurement to match the actual value of the quantity being measured.
- First attested in the 1660s.
- accurate + -cy
accuracy - Computer Definition
How correct an answer is. The accuracy obtained from calculations depends on using bug-free computer chips as well as the quality of the input. Contrast with precision, which refers to the number of digits, or exactness, in an answer.