imprecise

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adjective im·pre·cise \ˌim-pri-ˈsīs\

Definition of imprecise

  1. :  not precise :  inexact, vague an imprecise estimate

imprecisely

adverb

impreciseness

noun

imprecision

play \ˌim-pri-ˈsi-zhən\ noun

Examples of imprecise in a Sentence

  1. It's an imprecise translation of the original sentence.

  2. 3.14 is an imprecise approximation of the value of pi

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First Known Use of imprecise

1805


IMPRECISE Defined for English Language Learners

imprecise

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adjective

Definition of imprecise for English Language Learners

  • : not clear or exact : not precise


IMPRECISE Defined for Kids

imprecise

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adjective im·pre·cise \ˌim-pri-ˈsīs\

Definition of imprecise for Students

  1. :  not clear or exact an imprecise measurement



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