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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inexactness - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
inaccuracy - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
impreciseness, imprecision - the quality of lacking precision
exactitude, exactness - the quality of being exact; "he demanded exactness in all details"; "a man of great exactitude"


(inigˈzӕkt) adjective
not quite correct, exact or true. an inexact description.
ˌinexˈactness noun
References in classic literature ?
Repetition may be bad, but surely inexactness is worse.
Passepartout, who had conscientiously studied the programme of his duties, was more than surprised to see his master guilty of the inexactness of appearing at this unaccustomed hour; for, according to rule, he was not due in Saville Row until precisely midnight.
While we may fault Neal for his partisanship and inexactness, perhaps he was a good historian at least in that he failed to impose upon different movements at different times an inflexible and false typology.
Litigating fraudulent transfers is a particularly elaborate matter due to the number of parties involved, the complexity of financing, and the inexactness of the standards of financial distress.
It should be mentioned that inexactness of the Galerkin method depends of the analysed system's form of vibration and the method of fixing the system [2, 3].
A striking example is Wittgenstein's protracted examination, deftly outlined by Engelmann, of the problem of demarcating the inexactness of visual phenomena, a problem Wittgenstein came to believe, after much toing-and-froing and attention to technical niceties, is 'impossible' (41, 110).
We mention that there is recent work that allows for inexactness in the solution of the KKT system [6], but the reduced Hessian is still the dominant approach in nonlinear programming.
Mike Ambrose, the director general of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), said, 'Forcing small airlines to adopt reporting procedures that demand a level of precision many dimensions different from the inexactness of climate change science is absurd.
Estimates presented to the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA), based on experience and judgment, do have their value--but the inexactness of most quantitative assessments of the true state of uncertainty surrounding programs makes predictions based on these analyses no more useful than flipping a coin.
Talk to any vet about breathing problems and they speak of the inexactness of science surrounding a horse's larynx.
The main reason is that a fuzzy set has the property of relativity, variability and inexactness in the definition of its elements.
I HATE A LIE because it is an inexactness," wrote Alvaro de Campos, quoting Ricardo Reis.