American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lack of exactitude; inexactness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being inexact or inaccurate; inexactness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Inexactness; uncertainty.
- n. Something inexact; an instance of an inexact statement, measurement, etc..
- n. the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
“Nothing endures, nothing is precise and certain (except the mind of a pedant), perfection is the mere repudiation of that ineluctable marginal inexactitude which is the mysterious inmost quality of Being.”
“That would be, in my opinion, a kind of inexactitude worse than that to which we are exposed in admitting the details supplied by the texts.”
“So, if you take a figure of approximately Rs 52,000 crore, one third of this would certainly be absorbed by the upstream companies, the government would certainly absorb 50% or more, the kind of inexactitude is really about the balance”
“… It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.”
“Les mots du coeur trouvent leur marque en dépit de leur inexactitude" ... hum, would this be a correct translation?”
“The White House now agrees, though it presumably would prefer “inexactitude” to “lie”.”
“So Callahan wrote an AP wire story that included a choice little graf with both quotes, and the obvious, er, terminological inexactitude.”
“(Even Jerry Brown won't call a spade a spade, referring instead to Meg Whitman's "intentional, terminological inexactitude.")”
“We do not WISH to believe that the person (s) listed below are guilty of any crime or financial inexactitude but we find it alarming that it has been impossible ... during working hours, since early this morning ... to elicit any confirmation or denial of the substance of the list.”
“Winston Churchill, a tippler of note and an orator of the first water who may never have been called out under the ban on the latter, himself tiptoed around the former by referring to an opponent's '' terminological inexactitude. '”
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