Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being inexact; incorrectness; want of precision.

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

  • noun Incorrectness; lack of exactness.

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

  • noun The characteristic or quality of being inexact; a lack of precision, accuracy, or certainty.

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- +‎ exactness

Examples

  • Words from the heart find their mark, despite their inexactness!

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  • In an odd way, the inexactness of the fit made the implied comparison more intriguing.

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  • Naively, we might imagine that the variation and relative inexactness of our measurements will become pronounced and obtrusive the more refined and microscopic are our measurement tools and procedures.

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  • Whilst I liked the touch screen, I was extremely grateful that there was a QWERTY keyboard; the inexactness of my stubby fingers would have soon led me to behanding myself!

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  • I did notice the political incorrectness of that remark (and its inexactness) but overall it was a good article in my opinion and will be welcomed by LOndoners sick of perpetual fear

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  • For the eye has every possible defect that can be found in an optical instrument, and even some which are peculiar to itself; but they are all so counteracted, that the inexactness of the image which results from their presence very little exceeds, under ordinary conditions of illumination, the limits which are set to the delicacy of sensation by the dimensions of the retinal cones.

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  • For the eye has every possible defect that can be found in an optical instrument, and even some which are peculiar to itself; but they are all so counteracted, that the inexactness of the image which results from their presence very little exceeds, under ordinary conditions of illumination, the limits which are set to the delicacy of sensation by the dimensions of the retinal cones.

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  • And it is unreal to assume, as you seem to, that his current inexactness is sufficiently elastic to cover all eventualities between now and November.

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  • Words from the heart find their mark, despite their inexactness!

    le mot juste - French Word-A-Day

  • People who don't grasp the inexactness of all this are constantly misled.

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