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imprecise

[im-pruh-sahys]
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adjective
  1. not precise; not exact; vague or ill-defined.
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Origin of imprecise

First recorded in 1795–1805; im-2 + precise
Related formsim·pre·cise·ly, adverbim·pre·ci·sion [im-pruh-sizh-uh n] /ˌɪm prəˈsɪʒ ən/, im·pre·cise·ness, noun
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incorrectuntruedefectivemistakenwrongunreliablefaultyfalseimpreciseerroneousinaccurateinappropriateimproperunsoundflawedundeterminedinfiniteunlimitedundefinedsloppy

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imprecise

adjective
  1. not precise; inexact or inaccurate
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Derived Formsimprecisely, adverbimprecision (ˌɪmprɪˈsɪʒən) or impreciseness, noun
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Word Origin and History for imprecise

adj.

1805, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + precise. Related: Imprecisely.

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