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 ?
Did I think them stupid, obscure, inexact? No, I understood him, and exactly as he understands the words.
If you have been inexact in any point you had better correct it."
Meanwhile many of the milkmaids had said to one another of the newcomer, "How pretty she is!" 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.
[USA], July 18 (ANI): Contradicting that software can detect emotions from the face, a new report has found that facial movements are an inexact gauge of a person's feelings, behaviour or intention.
Vendredi, Rod Rosenstein a dementi, denoncant un article [beaucoup moins que] inexact et factuellement incorrect [beaucoup plus grand que].
Steve Smith, CFO of Inseego, said: "Restructuring is a tough, inexact science.
In our nonlinear BDDC method with inexact solvers, the nonlinear problem
There are several methods available for solving determinate deterministic convex semidefinite programs and their special cases, which include the accelerated proximal gradient method [8], the alternating projection method [6], the quasi-Newton method [12], the inexact semismooth Newton-CG method [13], and the inexact interior-point method [14].
As a nonlinear inversion method, inexact Newton method has been extensively utilized in microwave imaging because of its quadratic convergence rate and efficiency in reconstructing domains with strong scattering targets.
Of course, recruitment in football is an inexact science.
At the moment, politicians prefer economics, an inexact science, which after two centuries has no laws, just many theories --some of which offend intelligence.