inexact

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adjective in·ex·act \ˌi-nig-ˈzakt\

Definition of inexact

  1. 1 :  not precisely correct or true :  inaccurate an inexact translation

  2. 2 :  not rigorous and careful an inexact thinker

inexactly

play \ˌi-nig-ˈzak(t)-lē\ adverb

inexactness

play \ˌi-nig-ˈzak(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of inexact in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of inexact

French, from in- + exact exact


First Known Use: circa 1828


INEXACT Defined for English Language Learners

inexact

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adjective in·ex·act \ˌi-nig-ˈzakt\

Definition of inexact for English Language Learners

  • : not completely correct or precise : not exact


INEXACT Defined for Kids

inexact

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adjective in·ex·act \ˌi-nig-ˈzakt\

Definition of inexact for Students

  1. :  inaccurate an inexact measurement



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