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accuracy



  1. A qualitative assessment of correctness or freedom from error.

  2. A quantitative measure of the magnitude of error. Contrast with precision.

  3. The measure of an instrument's capability to approach a true or absolute value. It is a function of precision and bias.

See also calibration.


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