Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
  • n. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy.
  • n. A statement, passage etc. that is inaccurate or false.
  • n. Incorrect calibration of a measuring device, or incorrect use; lack of precision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy or exactness.
  • n. That which is inaccurate or incorrect; mistake; fault; defect; error

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being inaccurate; want of accuracy.
  • n. That which is inaccurate; a mistake; a fault; a defect; an error.
  • n. Synonyms Incorrectness, inexactness. Slip, inadvertence, blunder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

Etymologies

in- 'un-, not' + accuracy (from Latin accuratus, from the past particople of accurare "to take care of", itself from ad- "to" + curare "take care of" (from cura "care, concern, trouble", from a Proto-Indo-European base *kois- "to be concerned")) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MALDEF posted a video on You Tube reputing what it calls inaccuracy and bias in the CBS reporting and brought me into the story as well.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2008

  • Roddick and Federer joked about what they call the inaccuracy of the Hawkeye line-calling system.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But historical inaccuracy is something I simply cannot let stand.

    Think Progress » Sarkozy lauds the U.S.: ‘Welcome to the club of states who don’t turn their back on the sick and the poor.’

  • This inaccuracy comes from the fact that the prices of goods and services do not reflect the so-called externalities, or as I would term them, more accurately, the hidden costs.

    The Hidden Costs « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • From there, Memphis 'inaccuracy from the field allowed the Suns to extend the lead to double digits.

    USATODAY.com

  • My prediction now, in full knowledge of my previous inaccuracy, is that his party - whose new leader lives in the next village to ours, and used to be one of our numerous record-breaking female local councillors - will dump him and either find a different potential prime minister, or (more likely) opt to back someone else's candidate while licking their wounds, as they did last December.

    Comment spam

  • -- Is it ironic or sad that an article about Wikipedia inaccuracy is inaccurate?

    Coffee Break: July 25

  • The plot is set in the Cold War, and apart from some inaccuracy from a technical point of view it is a good thriller.

    Filmstalker: Movies for the Dads

  • Even when a mistake or inaccuracy is found p2pnet steps up and fixes it with appoligies.

    p2pnet stories

  • The inaccuracy from the press release, however, has propagated widely: for instance, to Enterprise Ireland's Enviro Centre, which got it from Robin O'Brien Lynch's Irish Times coverage on August 24th, and to the Belfast Telegraph.

    The Guardian / environmental science fiction

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