fiducial

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin fīdūciālis, from fīdūcia (trust, reliance) + -ālis, from fīdō (I trust)

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /fɪˈduːʃəl/

Adjective[edit]

fiducial (comparative more fiducial, superlative most fiducial)

  1. Accepted as a fixed basis of reference.
    Rulers and coins make good fiducial markers in photographs.
  2. Based on having trust.

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse fiducial with fiduciary, notwithstanding that the words are cognate, based on a root of trust and reference to authoritative standards.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

fiducial (plural fiducials)

  1. In photography, a familiar reference object used to show size or scale, such as a ruler or a coin; a fiducial marker.
  2. In manufacturing, a small mark on a circuit board used to align components; a fiducial point.
    Coordinate term: registration mark (in printing)