- When a worker is unfailingly loyal to a company, this is an example of fidelity.
- When a man and a wife are faithful to each other and do not have extramarital sex, this is an example of fidelity.
- When a document is copied exactly, this is an example of fidelity.
- faithful devotion to duty or to one's obligations or vows; loyalty; faithfulness
- accuracy of a description, translation, etc. or of the reproduction of sound, an image, etc.
Origin of fidelityMiddle English fidelite ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fidelitas ; from fidelis, faithful, trusty ; from fides, faith
- a. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.b. The condition or behavior of engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
- Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy: the fidelity of the movie to the book.
- The degree to which an electronic system accurately reproduces the sound or image of its input signal.
Origin of fidelityMiddle English fidelite, from Old French, from Latin fid&emacron;litas, from fid&emacron;lis, faithful, from fid&emacron;s, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
fidelity - Computer Definition
The extent to which an electronic device or process faithfully reproduces audio or visual information. Hi-fi, for example, is high fidelity.