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.
Recent Examples on the Web In the mid-20th century, the inaccuracy of weather forecasting was the butt of late-night TV jokes. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 2 June 2021 Otherwise, there were the 17 points and eight rebounds from Bam Adebayo that were built on empty calories when the game was decided, eight points from replacement starter Goran Dragic and unceasing inaccuracy from the Heat’s perimeter players. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 27 May 2021 However, attorneys are quick to point out that medical inaccuracy is not a legal argument. Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 But Tebow’s unorthodox throwing motion and inaccuracy against faster defenses, coupled with an inability to master an NFL offense, cut short his career in Denver. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 20 May 2021 In a slightly different form than the original, but that new form was misleading too -- and Biden added an additional inaccuracy this time. Daniel Dale, CNN, 10 May 2021 But Tebow’s unorthodox throwing motion and inaccuracy against faster defenses, coupled with an inability to master an NFL offense, cut short his career in Denver. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 10 May 2021 Moreover, most of those tools use data sampling and aggregation to reduce cost with a tradeoff inaccuracy, which, multiplied by the number of those tools, adds to the inconsistency mentioned above. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Despite Benson and the news media noting this inaccuracy many times, Trump and Michigan Republicans constantly conflated ballots with applications before and after the general election. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 21 Apr. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inaccuracy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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