A Concept Worth Knowing …… Precision vs Accuracy

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Grammatically, these words are nearly interchangeable. Mathematically, they are not. For a writer of things math, economics, and science, this is hard.

It’s hard because both words bring with them their own connotations which do not exactly fit their true definitions.

See what I did there? 🙂

For people who love math and English, this should give you a chuckle.

“Accurate” vs. “exact” vs. “precise” [closed]

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asked Jun 16 ’13 at 14:56 testCoder 109

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closed as not a real question by snailplane, Jonathan Garber, Hellion, Persian Cat, hjpotter92 Jun 19 ’13 at 15:54

It’s difficult to tell what…

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