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.
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.
DOWN: 1 Escapee 2 Palomino 3 Edit 4 Jealousy 5 Kiss 6 False 8 Overbalance 13 Literate 14 Earthier 15 Twister 18 Scoff 20 Ales 21 Acts QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Caravan park 8 Mob 9 Ink 11 Inexact 12 Nylon 13 Met 14 Ewe 15 Verruca 17 Cut 19 Land 21 Ogre 23 User 25 Coma 27 Mrs 29 Starlet 31 Ask 34 Fad 36 Stern 37 Set sail 38 Eye 39 Cry 40 Electricity.
Teams can release what they want for those figures, and they seem to be fairly honest about it, but they remain the same as used-car-sticker MPG figures or Hollywood birthdays -- inexact.
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.
They seem to understand that this is an inexact science and even you get it wrong, so they never cast aspersions on your ability, they never question your stupidity and that has stood big-time to us," he said.
Thus far, manipulation of gut colonization by probiotics remains an inexact science and conflicting evidence exists regarding the efficacy of probiotics in improving the problem.
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici in a statement deplored "the critical and inexact judgements" made by the agency.
Despite the advent of super-computers and sophisticated computer models, weather forecasting remains an inexact science.