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Pushing the boundaries of accuracy and precision

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Those who favor precise language should understand that precision does not mean the same thing as accuracy — at least not to folks for whom precision and accuracy are the stock-in-trade. In science and engineering, accuracy describes how closely a measurement conforms to the true value of the measured item. Precision is defined by how consistently repeated measurements arrive at the same value. One can be accurate without being precise. A golfer might record a hole-in-one after a lucky stroke, while shooting over par for each hole thereafter. Science and engineering...Read full article

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    May 2022

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