fidelity

/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 ( < MF) < L fidelitas, equiv. to fideli- (s. of fidelis loyal, equiv. to fide(s) FAITH + -lis adj. suffix) + -tas -TY2]
Syn. 2. See loyalty. 5. precision, faithfulness, rigor, meticulousness.
Ant. 2. disloyalty.

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