inaccuracy

noun
in·​ac·​cu·​ra·​cy | \ (ˌ)i-ˈna-kyə-rə-sē How to pronounce inaccuracy (audio) , -k(ə-)rə-sē\
plural inaccuracies

Definition of inaccuracy

1 : the quality or state of being inaccurate
2 : mistake, error

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Examples of inaccuracy in a Sentence

I pointed out the inaccuracy of his statement. The text is filled with inaccuracies.

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That inconsistency and inaccuracy carried over into the game — underscoring why Trubisky needed preseason action more than anybody wanted to admit. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Placing the blame for Bears’ opening dud — Mitch Trubisky or Matt Nagy? — is less important than cleaning up the mess quickly," 11 Sep. 2019 No party should expect to benefit forever from a system that perpetuates inequality and inaccuracy. Adam Eichen, The New Republic, "The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever," 2 Aug. 2019 Multiple speeches and tweets included inaccuracies that later had to be corrected, two sources told CBS News on Tuesday afternoon. Kate Smith, CBS News, "Planned Parenthood ousts president amid organizational turmoil," 16 July 2019 Badoo is currently conducting an investigation into the allegations, as well as compiling documentation to expose the factual inaccuracies that exist within the article. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Texas entrepreneur, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd celebrates 30th birthday amid company rumors," 10 July 2019 Civil rights advocates have said the inaccuracies of facial recognition pose a heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests. al.com, "How the FBI and ICE use driver license photos in investigations without consent," 8 July 2019 Civil rights advocates have said the inaccuracies of facial recognition pose a heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests. Drew Harwell, Anchorage Daily News, "FBI and ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches," 8 July 2019 Civil rights advocates have said the inaccuracies of facial recognition pose a heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests. Drew Harwell, chicagotribune.com, "FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches," 7 July 2019 Civil rights advocates have said the inaccuracies of facial recognition pose a heightened danger of misidentification and false arrests. Washington Post, "FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of inaccuracy

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inaccuracy was circa 1755

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inaccuracy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of inaccuracy

: lack of correctness or exactness : lack of accuracy
: a statement that is not correct : an error or mistake

inaccuracy

noun
in·​ac·​cu·​ra·​cy | \ in-ˈak-yə-rə-sē How to pronounce inaccuracy (audio) \
plural inaccuracies

Kids Definition of inaccuracy

1 : lack of correctness or exactness I pointed out the inaccuracy of his statement.
2 : error, mistake Your report contains inaccuracies.

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