What’s the difference between “accuracy” and “precision”?

In the past these two terms were considered synonyms. Nowadays, due to the development of technological equipment and measuring instruments, metrology has differentiate their meanings.
Accuracy indicates how a given measurement is close to the real value.
Precision refers to the closeness between independent measurements.

Read a more exhaustive explanation in this article about measurements evaluation.


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