inexactitude


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in·ex·act·i·tude

 (ĭn′ĭg-zăk′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
Lack of exactitude; inexactness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inexactitude - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
inaccuracy - the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
impreciseness, imprecision - the quality of lacking precision
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inexactitude

[ˌɪnɪgˈzæktɪtjuːd] Ninexactitud f
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inexactitude

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