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    Question Tie or draw?

    Let's imagine I measure something (a generic measure. Don't think it's height, or something known.) and I get the same result in both measurements.

    Should I say it's a tie or a draw (or is it the same thing)?

    I don't know if one of the meanings is more used in games or if I can use both.. Also, is there a (one-word) synonym?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Tie or draw?

    For me, a tie or a draw applies only to a competition of some sort.

    For your example, I'd say simply that they are equal.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Tie or draw?

    If you're a scientist, you can also say you have gotten excellent precision, as the results were the same.


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    Re: Tie or draw?

    No, precision doesn't apply here.

    I need to use a one-word noun... Which can I use?

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    Re: Tie or draw?

    They are even? They are equivalent?

    I can't think of a word to fill in the blank for "It's a ____."

    If you can personify this to think of them as being in a competition, then perhaps "It's a draw" (as to which one is better/longer/thicker/preferred, because neither is) could work.
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    Re: Tie or draw?

    match.

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