Accuracy: An instrument’s degree of veracity—how close its measurement comes to the actual or reference value of the signal being measured.
Resolution: The smallest increment an instrument can detect and display—hundredths, thousandths, millionths.
Range: The upper and lower limits an instrument can measure a value or signal such as amps, volts and ohms.
Precision: An instrument’s degree of repeatability—how reliably it can reproduce the same measurement over and over.
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