Meaning of FIDELITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ fɪdelɪti ]


Fidelity is loyalty to a person, organization, or set of beliefs. ( FORMAL )

I had to promise fidelity to the Queen.

= loyalty

≠ disloyalty

N-UNCOUNT : oft N to n


Fidelity is being loyal to your husband, wife, or partner by not having a sexual relationship with anyone else.

Wanting fidelity implies you’re thinking about a major relationship.

≠ infidelity



The fidelity of something such as a report or translation is the degree to which it is accurate. ( FORMAL )

...the fidelity of these early documents.

= accuracy

N-UNCOUNT : with poss , oft N to n

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