[fi-del-i-tee, fahy-] /fɪˈdɛl ɪ ti, faɪ-/

noun, plural fidelities.
strict observance of promises, duties, etc.:
a servant’s fidelity.
fidelity to one’s country.
conjugal faithfulness.
adherence to fact or detail.
accuracy; exactness:
The speech was transcribed with great fidelity.
Audio, Video. the degree of accuracy with which sound or images are recorded or reproduced.
noun (pl) -ties
devotion to duties, obligations, etc; faithfulness
loyalty or devotion, as to a person or cause
faithfulness to one’s spouse, lover, etc
adherence to truth; accuracy in reporting detail
(electronics) the degree to which the output of a system, such as an amplifier or radio, accurately reproduces the characteristics of the input signal See also high fidelity

early 15c., from Middle French fidélité (15c.), from Latin fidelitatem (nominative fidelitas) “faithfulness, adherence,” from fidelis “faithful, true,” from fides “faith” (see faith).


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