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accuracy

ac·cu·ra·cy

accuracy

 
 
pronunciation:
ae ky rih si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: accuracies
definition: the condition or quality of being accurate.
Annie Oakley was a Western show performer renowned for her accuracy in shooting a gun.Accuracy is important when recording information.He can type, but his accuracy needs improvement.
synonyms:
correctness, definiteness, exactitude, exactness, fidelity, precision, thoroughness, truthfulness, verity
antonyms:
inaccuracy
similar words:
authenticity, conformity, faithfulness, validity
Word Parts
The word accuracy contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cur2 Latin root that means to care
-cy Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state of or quality of