true

(redirected from trueness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to trueness: truthfully, truer

true

1. Music exactly in tune
2. (of a compass bearing) according to the earth's geographical rather than magnetic poles
3. Biology conforming to the typical structure of a designated type
4. Physics not apparent or relative; taking into account all complicating factors
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

true

[trü]
(geodesy)
Related to true north.
(science and technology)
Actual, as constrasted with fictitious, such as true sun.
Related to a fixed point, either on the earth or in space, in contrast with relative, which is related to a moving point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Consequently, when control manufacturers claim that their daily use control materials are trueness controls (that is, intended to measure trueness), they should supply the appropriate certificate of traceability and trueness that includes the reference method or material.
* Prior to 1929--Non-standardized reporting with short statements on trueness, fairness, or correctness of companies' financial statements
To start the ball rolling (and illustrate the definition of trueness) we prove that any grid of size at most 8 x 3 is true.
However, 'trueness to ecology is a fiction to start with', asserted Daniel Williams, an American specialist in forestry, environmental psychology and human geography.
Technology: The STRI Trueness Meter has been launched by the Bingley-based Sports Turf Research Institute.
They evaluated trueness, accuracy for individual samples, imprecision, and specificity for HDL and LDL lipoproteins, thus providing a comprehensive assessment of the analytical performance of the current direct lipoprotein methods.
ISO 5725-4:1994 Accuracy (Trueness and Precision) of Measurement Methods and Results--Part 4: Basic Methods for the Determination of the Trueness of a Standard Measurement Method.
But issues such as time spent in storage, temperature and humidity in storage, quality of seeds harvested and freedom from pests and diseases - let alone trueness to type - are all issues that you will need to consider, as the seed companies do.
ISO 5725-1:1994 (Trueness and Precision) of Measurement Methods and Results--Part 1: General Principles and De- finitions.
The Dualscope FMP 100 and the F-probes form an integral measurement system, harmonized for best-possible trueness and optimum repeatability.
In any case, in lieu of understanding and insight, I'll take trueness any day.