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fidelity

Electronics the degree to which the output of a system, such as an amplifier or radio, accurately reproduces the characteristics of the input signal

fidelity

[fə′del·əd·ē]
(communications)
The degree to which a system accurately reproduces at its output the essential characteristics of the signal impressed on its input.
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Then I should have asked you to accept my pledge of fidelity and to give me yours.
while fidelity and affection have honour upon earth
I described that extraordinary care always taken of their education in arts and arms, to qualify them for being counsellors both to the king and kingdom; to have a share in the legislature; to be members of the highest court of judicature, whence there can be no appeal; and to be champions always ready for the defence of their prince and country, by their valour, conduct, and fidelity.
I replied, resolved to imitate the princess in her fidelity.
Grieved as I was over the theft, I did not punish the gardener, of whose fidelity I was well assured, but I determined to pluck off all the fruit in the following year before it was ripe, as I had not much belief in the magician's warning.
We rely," Hubbard said, "upon your executive ability, your fidelity, and unremitting zeal.
Had the nobles, by a conduct of clemency and justice, preserved the fidelity and devotion of their retainers and followers, the contests between them and the prince must almost always have ended in their favor, and in the abridgment or subversion of the royal authority.
Now, the fidelity of the other House is to be the victim.
Naseby is of course a large proprietor in our neighbourhood; but fidelity to facts, decent feeling, and English grammar, are all of them qualities more important than the possession of land.
Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy.
Winter," said the king, "do you believe in the fidelity of yours?
The same gentleman had given them a code of laws, to which they conformed with scrupulous fidelity.