<mathematics> The number of decimal places to which a number is computed.

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(01 Apr 1998)

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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.

(05 Mar 2000)

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