accuracy [English]

InterPARES Definition

n. ~ IP2 · The degree to which data, information, documents, or records are precise, correct, truthful, free of error or distortion, or pertinent to the matter.

Other Definitions

  • IP2 Dictionary (†242 ): n. ~ The closeness of an estimate to the true value. Compare PRECISION. [Sciences] – n., Accuracy refers to the truthfulness of the content of the record and can only be established through content analysis. [Archives] – n., An accurate performance is a performance that reproduces all that is constitutive of the work's individuality. [Arts] – n., The quality of correctness as to fact and of precision as to detail in information resources and in the delivery of information services. [Computer and Information Sciences] – n., How close to the real value a measurement is. [Computer and Information Sciences] – n., An accurate record is one that contains correct, precise and exact information. [General Dictionaries] – v., Freedom from mistake or error: correctness, conforming to an approved or conventional standard, conforming to or agreeing with fact, logic, or known truth, conforming to a set figure. [General Dictionaries] – n., Conformity to truth or to a standard or model: exhibiting or marked by strict, particular, and complete accordance with fact or a standard; marked by thorough consideration or minute measurement of small factual details. [General Dictionaries]
  • SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): n. (accurate, adj.) ~ The degree of precision to which something is correct, truthful, and free of error or distortion, whether by omission or commission.