Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

Etymologies

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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"))

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