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What is an alternative expression for : "It is easy to acknowledge accuracy to be a very important feature".

The word Accuracy should remain in the sentence.

In an academic context.

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Especially the first part: "It is easy". I want to change it. –  John Assymptoth Mar 21 '11 at 15:21
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Accuracy can be immediately identified as a preeminent feature. –  rmx Mar 21 '11 at 15:28

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"easy to acknowledge" could be replaced by "obvious", or "clear", or a similar idiom.

For example,

It's clear that accuracy is an important feature.

or,

It stands without reason that accuracy is of utmost importance.

Also I am not sure that "accuracy" should be listed as a feature for anything. Accuracy means something like "without faults". Should "lack of faults" really be described as a feature?

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"stands without reason" or "stands to reason" ? I can only find the latter in the online references... –  John Assymptoth Mar 21 '11 at 15:48
    
Interesting, I thought it was common. I must yield to the experts on this one... –  tenfour Mar 21 '11 at 15:59

You could try

Accuracy is essential.

Three words.

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Depending on context, you could easily add a "therefore" in here to replace "it is easy": "[context] Therefore, accuracy is essential." Other variations: "We acknowledge accuracy as essential." "We easily acknowledge accuracy as essential." Acknowledge is a bit of a weak word and could be replaced: "We have made accuracy essential" or "We make accuracy essential." –  MrHen Mar 21 '11 at 18:27
    
And if you want to sound smart: accuracy is of the essence –  F'x Mar 21 '11 at 19:14

Accuracy is readily acknowledged as a salient feature (characteristic;facet).

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Accuracy is acknowledged as an essential feature

would be a good way of writing it as I think stating it as Robusto said in the above post might be read as you asserting the fact that "accuracy is essential", whereas using "accuracy is acknowledged" seems more like it is a fact acknowledged by a group of people.

Also tenfour mentioned that maybe accuracy shouldn't be described as a feature. I would argue that in some cases accuracy isn't essential, for example when gathering quantitative data rather than qualitative, it might be more important to focus on gathering large amounts of data rather than ensuring 100% accuracy on every piece of data collected.

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