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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not precise.

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  • adjective Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.

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  • adjective not precise

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Examples

  • Defying all odds, however imprecise, is Roy Sullivan, a forest ranger who survived a world-record seven lightning strikes.

    The Almanac

  • America’s political debates about the “China opportunity” and, even more, the “China threat” seem distant, theoretical, and imprecise from the perspective of the factories where the outsourcing and exporting occur.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • America’s political debates about the “China opportunity” and, even more, the “China threat” seem distant, theoretical, and imprecise from the perspective of the factories where the outsourcing and exporting occur.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • America’s political debates about the “China opportunity” and, even more, the “China threat” seem distant, theoretical, and imprecise from the perspective of the factories where the outsourcing and exporting occur.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • The term is imprecise and subjective, though it was widely used during the Cold War.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • The term is imprecise and subjective, though it was widely used during the Cold War.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • The process is imprecise, which is where the game's challenge springs from.

    IGN Wii

  • In his decision this month dismissing the charges, Cunningham said that he assigned "little weight" to MacLeod's "imprecise" recollections.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • But it is clearly true that the profession scorns qualitative or "imprecise" analysis for published work.

    Is It Okay to Ask Questions?

  • But it is clearly true that the profession scorns qualitative or "imprecise" analysis for published work.

    Archive 2007-07-01

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