accuracy

closeness of agreement between a measured quantity value and a true quantity value of a measurand. Note that it is not a quantity and it is not given a numerical quantity value. A measurement is said to be more accurate when it offers a smaller measurement error.

References: 

Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM/WG 2) 200:2012 & ISO/IEC Guide 99-12:2007, International Vocabulary of Metrology – Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM), http://www.bipm.org/en/publications/guides/vim.html

Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM/WG 1) 100:2008, Evaluation of measurement data – Guide to the expression of uncertainty in a measurement (GUM), http://www.bipm.org/utils/common/documents/jcgm/JCGM_100_2008_E.pdf

 

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