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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.
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inaccuracy

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

noun
An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
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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
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inaccuracy

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

nUngenauigkeit f; (= incorrectness)Unrichtigkeit f
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inaccuracy

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

(inˈӕkjurət) adjective
containing errors; not correct or accurate. inaccurate translation/addition.
inˈaccuracy noun
(plural inˈaccuracies).
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
"Yes; but we think there is a slight inaccuracy in it.
I had already remarked that his language was excellent, marred with an occasional slight inaccuracy. Of course, in common speech with the sailors and hunters, it sometimes fairly bristled with errors, which was due to the vernacular itself; but in the few words he had held with me it had been clear and correct.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The Publishers shall not be liable for any error, omission or inaccuracy in a published advertisement, nor do they accept any liability for any loss which the Advertiser may allege to have been caused by any such error, omission or inaccuracy.
However, the current administration is not responsible for much of the inaccuracy. Based on the degree of inaccuracy I dealt with as I inspected taxpayer properties, I believe that the current administration could focus more acutely in some respects.