fidelity[fə del′ə tē, fī-]
- Fidelity is defined as being loyal or faithful, or an accurate copy.
- When a worker is unfailingly loyal to a company, this is an example of fidelity.
- When a man and a wife are faithful to each other and do not have extramarital sex, this is an example of fidelity.
- When a document is copied exactly, this is an example of fidelity.
- faithful devotion to duty or to one's obligations or vows; loyalty; faithfulness
- accuracy of a description, translation, etc. or of the reproduction of sound, an image, etc.
Origin of fidelityMiddle English fidelite ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fidelitas ; from fidelis, faithful, trusty ; from fides, faith
- a. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.b. The condition or behavior of engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
- Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy: the fidelity of the movie to the book.
- The degree to which an electronic system accurately reproduces the sound or image of its input signal.
Origin of fidelityMiddle English fidelite, from Old French, from Latin fidēlitās, from fidēlis, faithful, from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
fidelity - Computer Definition
The extent to which an electronic device or process faithfully reproduces audio or visual information. Hi-fi, for example, is high fidelity.