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inaccurate

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adjective in·ac·cu·rate \-ˈa-kyə-rət, -k(ə-)rət\

Simple Definition of inaccurate

  • : not correct or exact : having a mistake or error : not accurate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inaccurate

  1. :  not accurate :  faulty <inaccurate information>

inaccurately play \-kyə-rət-lē, -k(ə-)rət-, -kyərt-\ adverb

Examples of inaccurate in a sentence

  1. <he claimed that the TV ratings were inaccurate because they didn't take into account all those viewers in health clubs>

  2. <the estimate is inaccurate, but will do for our purposes>



1738

First Known Use of inaccurate

1738


INACCURATE Defined for Kids

inaccurate

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adjective in·ac·cu·rate \i-ˈna-kyə-rət\

Definition of inaccurate for Students

  1. :  not correct or exact <He made inaccurate claims.>

inaccurately adverb




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