inaccurate

adjective
in·ac·cu·rate | \ (ˌ)i-ˈna-kyə-rət , -k(ə-)rət \

Definition of inaccurate 

: not accurate : faulty inaccurate information

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inaccurately \(ˌ)i-ˈna-kyə-rət-lē, -k(ə-)rət-, -kyərt- \ adverb

Examples of inaccurate in a Sentence

he claimed that the TV ratings were inaccurate because they didn't take into account all those viewers in health clubs the estimate is inaccurate, but will do for our purposes

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That's amid tough state laws on prescriptions that went into effect last week and after inaccurate methods led federal analysts to vastly overestimate the number of Americans who died of prescription opioid overdoses. Editors, USA TODAY, "5 things you need to know Monday," 9 July 2018 The ruling came in a case filed by a small nonprofit insurer, which said the program relied on an inaccurate formula that disproportionately rewarded big insurers. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Trump’s Latest Affordable Care Act Move Adds to Insurers’ Uncertainty," 8 July 2018 The recordings Alexa delivers to me are comprehensible, but Dad’s mumbles and pauses make the transcriptions incomplete or inaccurate. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind," 15 Apr. 2018 Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or inaccurate entries. House Beautiful, "April 2018 Name This Color Contest," 2 Jan. 2018 Her statement did not address how the use of Donnelly’s phone number in the text message got around a ban on inaccurate or misleading caller identification information. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018 That indicates to Temkin that the original linkage may have been the result of inaccurate data. Elizabeth Inglese, Vogue, "Why Johnson & Johnson’s $4.7 Billion Baby Powder Lawsuit Is Important for Women Everywhere," 13 July 2018 Her statement did not address how directing calls to Donnelly’s phone number in the text message got around a ban on inaccurate or misleading caller identification information. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018 The resolution simply put forth that mother’s milk is the healthiest option for infants and that countries should work to limit any misleading or inaccurate advertising by makers of breast-milk substitutes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "US puts fierce squeeze on breastfeeding policy, shocking health officials," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of inaccurate

1738, in the meaning defined above

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inaccurate

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inaccurate

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

inaccurate

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

Kids Definition of inaccurate

: not correct or exact He made inaccurate claims.

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