Adjective "fiducial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of a point or line) assumed as a fixed basis of comparison.
  1. 'Because speckle contrast was often low and filament overlap could also produce speckles, myosin tethers were used as fiducial marks for this study.'
  2. 'Because the Medilog system had a low sampling rate, we used an algorithm of interpolation to refine the QRS-complex fiducial point, in order to improve the accuracy of R-wave recognition.'


1. accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point; a fiducial temperature.

2. based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God.

More examples(as adjective)

"marks can be fiducial."

"systems can be fiducial."

"lengths can be fiducial."


Late 16th century: from late Latin fiducialis, from fiducia ‘trust’, from fidere ‘to trust’.