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[in-ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˌɪn ɪgˈzæk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
the quality or state of being inexact or inaccurate; inexactness.
an instance of this.
Origin of inexactitude
From French, dating back to 1780-90; See origin at in-3, exactitude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The German inexactitude farmer is sowing seed on barren soil.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat
  • This is one instance of the use of colour to conceal the inexactitude of the craftsman.

  • This, of course, was an "inexactitude" comparable to the belief in the Mole's lack of eyes and ears.

  • At every turn in his life we are reminded of his inexactitude—especially in autobiographical details.

  • Mrs. Lessways warmly deprecated any apology for inexactitude, and wiped her sympathetic eyes.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • The father ignored the inexactitude of such words, and gratefully accepted the lie as a proof of friendship.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Word Origin and History for inexactitude

1786, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exactitude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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