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precision

Pronunciation: pre-si'zhun

Definition:

  1. The quality of being sharply defined or stated; one measure of precision is the number of distinguishable alternatives to a measurement.
  2. In statistics, the inverse of the variance of a measurement or estimate.
  3. Reproducibility of a quantifiable result; an indication of the random error.
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