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accuracy

Pronunciation: ak′kū-ră-sē

Definition: The degree to which a measurement, or an estimate based on measurements, represents the true value of the attribute being measured. In the laboratory, accuracy of a test is determined when possible by comparing results from the test in question with results generated using reference standards or an established reference method.

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