How to say "accuracy" and "precision" in Russian?
August 14, 2009 3:00 PM   Subscribe

How to translate the scientific/statistical English words "accuracy" and "precision" into scientific/statistical Russian?

Google translate is no good here. These words have a very specific meaning in scientific/statistical English. How do I translate them into Russian?
posted by ZenMasterThis to Science & Nature (4 answers total)
Can you read Russian? I don't, but most countries have some sort of "measurement authority" that approves scales, meters, &c. These bodies often have regulations where these words will be used and defined on-line. So if you could find the Web site of that organisation for Russia, you might be set.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 3:07 PM on August 14, 2009

Otherwise you would find that in a terminology bank (but I don't know about Russian-English terminology banks) or in a Russian-English technical dictionary. If you're in the U.S. or Canada, your local university libary should have several Russian-English technical dictionaries (thanks to the Cold War).
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 4:06 PM on August 14, 2009

I am no expert on the subject of translating scientific texts. But, if the Russian Wikipedia is to be believed, then it's:

accuracy --> точность
precision --> сходимость
reproducibility --> воспроизводимость
posted by epimorph at 4:16 PM on August 14, 2009

Yes, epimorph is correct.
posted by nasreddin at 8:08 AM on August 15, 2009

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