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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 ?
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.
Repetition may be bad, but surely inexactness is worse.
Others, however, accept the inexactness of the term but hold the opinion that it remains an operative one for defining a key process in the Iberian Peninsula in medieval times (Garcia-Fitz, 2010).
Because of this internal tension, these individuals might push others to get things done and be critical of inexactness.
91) See Harding, supra note 35 at xix ("[a]t first, as the river metaphor took life within me, I was unduly concerned about its apparent inexactness and ambiguity.
With all the attention on machine learning in cognitive systems and big data analytics today, there continues to be a lack of understanding of the inexactness built into any analytic approach that is inherently probabilistic.
The terms 'occasion' and 'sitting' may be difficult to define, and 'drink' shares a similar inexactness.
Working in night shifts is against the human being's intrinsic features, and it disturbs day-night rhythms and causes disorders in nurses such as sleeping disorders, tiredness, inexactness and lack of concentration, and irritability [25].
By contrast, IVUS studies of non-LMCA bifurcation lesions revealed that most of the bifurcation lesions presented laterally were not bifurcation carina lesions, which further demonstrates the inexactness of angiographic classification.
Conversely, a vast majority of the states that still impose capital punishment have incorporated acknowledgement of the inexactness of IQ tests into their intellectual disability laws.
The latter is an inadequate medium for the dissemination of scientifically exact information (Bratu, 2012) relative to health and medicine, predisposed to sensationalism, sins of noninclusion, and downright inexactness.
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.