inexact


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in·ex·act

 (ĭn′ĭg-zăkt′)
adj.
1. Not strictly accurate or precise; not exact: an inexact quotation; an inexact description of what had taken place.
2. Not rigorous or meticulous: an inexact mind; an inexact method.

in′ex·act′ly adv.
in′ex·act′ness n.

inexact

(ˌɪnɪɡˈzækt)
adj
not exact or accurate
ˌinexˈactiˌtude, ˌinexˈactness n
ˌinexˈactly adv

in•ex•act

(ˌɪn ɪgˈzækt)

adj.
not exact; not strictly precise or accurate: an inexact calculation; an inexact science.
[1820–30]
in`ex•act′i•tude`, n.
in`ex•act′ly, adv.
in`ex•act′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inexact - not exact
inaccurate - not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"
imprecise - not precise; "imprecise astronomical observations"; "the terms he used were imprecise and emotional"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"

inexact

adjective imprecise, inaccurate, indefinite, indeterminate, off, incorrect Forecasting was an inexact science.
Quotations
"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact" [Edmund Burke]

inexact

adjective
1. Lacking precise limits:
2. Lacking literal exactness:
Translations
غَيْر مَضْبوط، غَيْر صَحيح
nepřesný
unøjagtig
ónákvæmur
neprecīzs
hatalıtam/doğru değilyanlış

inexact

[ˌɪnɪgˈzækt] ADJinexacto

inexact

[ˌɪnɪgˈzækt] adjinexact(e)

inexact

adj, inexactly
advungenau

inexact

[ˌɪnɪgˈzækt] adjinesatto/a, impreciso/a

inexact

(inigˈzӕkt) adjective
not quite correct, exact or true. an inexact description.
ˌinexˈactness noun
References in classic literature ?
If you have been inexact in any point you had better correct it.
with something of real generosity and admiration, though with a half hope that the auditors would qualify the assertion--which, strictly speaking, they might have done, prettiness being an inexact definition of what struck the eye in Tess.
Fred did not enter into formal reasons, which are a very artificial, inexact way of representing the tingling returns of old habit, and the caprices of young blood: but there was lurking in him a prophetic sense that evening, that when he began to play he should also begin to bet--that he should enjoy some punch-drinking, and in general prepare himself for feeling "rather seedy" in the morning.
Steve Smith, CFO of Inseego, said: "Restructuring is a tough, inexact science.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Elation 9 Idiom 10 Eased 11 Ailment 12 Tea 13 Midnight 16 Desserts 17 Ivy 19 In-depth 21 Ruler 22 Pagan 23 Liaison DOWN: 1 Regents 2 Nauseate 3 Tied 4 Villains 5 Nice 6 Amity 8 Neanderthal 13 Misspent 14 Hairless 15 Hydrant 18 Wimps 20 Digs 21 Road QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Closefisted 8 Foe 9 Mrs 11 Road hog 12 Alien 13 Elf 14 Two 15 Smarten 17 How 19 Abet 21 Harm 23 Deny 25 Foot 27 Eve 29 Escaped 31 Ass 34 Lip 36 Sauna 37 Inexact 38 Him 39 Key 40 Loudmouthed DOWN: 1 Cool 2 Leaf 3 Schemer 4 Figure 5 Spare 6 Emit 7 Drew 8 Fresh 10 Snout 16 Nan 18 Who 20 Bye 22 Ate 24 Element 25 Flash 26 Calico 28 Empty 30 Stand 32 Sail 33 Sumo 34 Lake 35 Iced
Of course, recruitment in football is an inexact science.
La BCT releve le caractere inexact et fallacieux de cette [beaucoup moins que] information [beaucoup plus grand que].
THE old theory that suggests the breeding of greyhounds is an inexact science has been well advertised by the recent deeds of the brood bitch Swift Erin, such a great servant to the breeding establishment run by Ian Greaves in Monasterevin.
At the moment, politicians prefer economics, an inexact science, which after two centuries has no laws, just many theories --some of which offend intelligence.
We should be free to do this in a meaningful way, rather than in broad, inexact ranges.
The Sachet Full Monitoring (SFM) Inspection Device utilizes thermal imaging technology to abandon random, inexact product sampling, providing a more accurate and less destructive testing process.
The Sachet Full Monitoring (SFM) Inspection Device uses thermal imaging technology designed to abandon random, inexact product sampling, providing a more accurate and less destructive testing process, according to the company.