noun, plural in·ac·cu·ra·cies for 1.

something inaccurate; error.
the quality or state of being inaccurate.

Origin of inaccuracy

First recorded in 1750–60; in-3 + accuracy

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noun plural -cies

lack of accuracy; imprecision
an error, a mistake, or a slip
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Word Origin and History for inaccuracy

1701, "quality or condition of being inaccurate," from inaccurate + -cy. As an example of this, by 1883.

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