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Related to inaccuracy: preciseness, lacking precision

in·ac·cu·ra·cy

 (ĭn-ăk′yər-ə-sē)
n. pl. in·ac·cu·ra·cies
1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.

inaccuracy

(ɪnˈækjʊrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. lack of accuracy; imprecision
2. an error, a mistake, or a slip

in•ac•cu•ra•cy

(ɪnˈæk yər ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. something inaccurate; error.
2. the quality or state of being inaccurate.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inaccuracy - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
inexactitude, inexactness - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
looseness - a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice; "misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression"
accuracy, truth - the quality of being near to the true value; "he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass"; "the lawyer questioned the truth of my account"

inaccuracy

noun
1. imprecision, unreliability, incorrectness, unfaithfulness, erroneousness, inexactness He was disturbed by the inaccuracy of the answers.
2. error, mistake, slip, fault, defect, blunder, lapse, boob (Brit. slang), literal (Printing), howler (informal), miscalculation, typo (informal, Printing), erratum, corrigendum Guard against inaccuracies by checking with a variety of sources.

inaccuracy

noun
An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
Translations
عَدَم صِحَّة ، عَدَم دِقَّة
nepřesnost
ukorrekthedunøjagtighed
epätarkkuus
ónákvæmni

inaccuracy

[ɪnˈækjʊrəsɪ] N
1. (= imprecision) [of figures, information, statement] → inexactitud f; [of shot, aim, instrument, method] → falta f de precisión, imprecisión f
2. (usu pl) (= mistake) → error m
the report contained many inaccuraciesel informe contenía muchos errores

inaccuracy

[ɪnˈækjʊrəsi] n
(= inaccurate detail) → inexactitude f
(= lack of accuracy) → manque m de précision

inaccuracy

nUngenauigkeit f; (= incorrectness)Unrichtigkeit f

inaccuracy

[ɪnˈækjʊrəsɪ] n (see adj) → inaccuratezza, inesattezza, imprecisione f; (usu pl, mistake) → errore m

inaccurate

(inˈӕkjurət) adjective
containing errors; not correct or accurate. inaccurate translation/addition.
inˈaccuracy noun
(plural inˈaccuracies).
References in classic literature ?
Waiving any exception that might be taken to the inaccuracy or inexplicitness of the distinction between internal and external, let us inquire what ground there is to presuppose that disinclination in the people.
Hence it must happen that however accurately objects may be discriminated in themselves, and however accurately the discrimination may be considered, the definition of them may be rendered inaccurate by the inaccuracy of the terms in which it is delivered.
He discoursed of botany and ethnology with unimpeachable inaccuracy, and his store of local legends - he had been a trusted agent of the State for fifteen years, remember - was inexhaustible.
It is, I fear, nothing more than a part of his general inaccuracy and indisposition to thoroughness of all kinds, which would be a bad augury for him in any profession, civil or sacred, even were he so far submissive to ordinary rule as to choose one.
Yes; but we think there is a slight inaccuracy in it.
He drew the attention of the red-faced fruiterer, who was looking rather sullenly up and down the street, to this inaccuracy in his advertisements.
I had already remarked that his language was excellent, marred with an occasional slight inaccuracy.
What results, formally, from our knowledge of the past through images of which we recognize the inaccuracy, is that such images must have two characteristics by which we can arrange them in two series, of which one corresponds to the more or less remote period in the past to which they refer, and the other to our greater or less confidence in their accuracy.
The traditional treatment, cough syrup, creates sticky spills and inaccuracy with spoons and dosing cups.
But here are two street signs, one with three spelling errors and one inaccuracy, and the other with four spelling errors and an inaccuracy.
Data inaccuracy can have a significant impact for retailers causing increased deduction balances that can cost millions, result in buying and selling inefficiencies, and ultimately delay getting manufacturers' products to market on the store shelves," commented Peter Charness, JDA's senior vice president, global marketing and chief product officer, who will accept the RAD award tonight.