/fɪ'delətɪ; [US] faɪ-; faɪ`dɛlətɪ/
1 ~ (to sb/sth)
(a) loyalty; faithfulness 忠实; 忠贞; 忠诚
*fidelity to one's principles, religion, leader 对自己的原则、宗教信仰、领袖的忠诚.
(b) accuracy; truthfulness 精确; 真实; 确切
*fidelity to the text of the play 忠实于剧本的原文
* translate sth with the greatest fidelity 极准确地翻译某材料.
2 quality or precision with which sound is reproduced （音响的）保真度
*[attrib 作定语] a high fidelity recording 高保真的录音.
1400-1500; Language: French;Origin:
fidélité, from Latin
fidelitas, from fides 'faith, trust'
when you are loyal to your husband, girlfriend etc, by not having sex with anyone else
≠ infidelity the importance of marital fidelity (=in marriage)
when you are loyal to a person, an organization, or something that you believe in
= loyaltyfidelity to his fidelity to the company over 25 yearsformal
how much a film, a piece of written work etc remains unchanged from an earlier piece of work, or the facts that are knownfidelity to the movie's fidelity to the original book