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.
- The problem is the further I go into the past, the less accuracy I can attain.
- Proving their accuracy is up to the authorities.
- The accuracy of heats of combustion determined in the closed calorimeter is in favourable cases about one-half per cent.
- The angle through which the arm was moved, or, in the latter case, the angle between the two arms, was read off upon a finely graduated arc. With such means no very high accuracy was possible.
- Assuming the accuracy of the estimate just made, we see that a thousand years ago the sun must have had a diameter 100 m.