inexact


in·ex·act

adjective \ˌi-nig-ˈzakt\

: not completely correct or precise : not exact

Full Definition of INEXACT

1
:  not precisely correct or true :  inaccurate <an inexact translation>
2
:  not rigorous and careful <an inexact thinker>
in·ex·act·ly \-ˈzak(t)-lē\ adverb
in·ex·act·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of INEXACT

  1. The measurements were somewhat inexact, but they were close enough.
  2. <a thousand is an inexact figure for the number of islands in the St. Lawrence River>

Origin of INEXACT

French, from in- + exact exact
First Known Use: circa 1828

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