Meaning of FIDELITY in English


/fi del"i tee, fuy-/ , n. , pl. fidelities .

1. strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity.

2. loyalty: fidelity to one's country.

3. conjugal faithfulness.

4. adherence to fact or detail.

5. accuracy; exactness: The speech was transcribed with great fidelity.

6. Audio. , Video. the degree of accuracy with which sound or images are recorded or reproduced.

[ 1375-1425; late ME fidelite ( fidelitas, equiv. to fideli- (s. of fidelis loyal, equiv. to fide ( s ) FAITH + -lis adj. suffix) + -tas -TY 2 ]

Syn. 2. See loyalty. 5. precision, faithfulness, rigor, meticulousness.

Ant. 2. disloyalty.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .