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date: 20 November 2019

accuracy 

Source:
A Dictionary of Forensic Science
Author(s):

Suzanne Bell

One of many *figures of merit used in *metrology (generally) and in quantitative forensic analysis. The accuracy of a result is a quantitative measure of how close the result of a given analysis is to the correct or true value. While a true value can never be known, there are materials such as certified reference materials in which the reported composition can be accepted as a true value, along with an ... ...

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