in·​ex·​ac·​ti·​tude | \ (ˌ)i-ˌnig-ˈzak-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of inexactitude

1 : lack of exactitude or precision
2 : an instance of inexactness

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Bruno was fed up with berating his cooks for all their mistakes and inexactitudes, not to mention the grumbling. Jonathan Kauffman,, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 For people like Davis, there is clearly a freedom that comes with this inexactitude. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "The Oxford English Dictionary Added 'Trans*.' Here's What the Label Means," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of inexactitude

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inexactitude

French, from inexact

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to gather or build up little by little

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