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noun, plural in·ac·cu·ra·cies for 1.
  1. something inaccurate; error.
  2. the quality or state of being inaccurate.
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Origin of inaccuracy

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


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1. mistake, blunder, slip, inexactitude. 2. incorrectness, erroneousness, inexactness.
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noun plural -cies
  1. lack of accuracy; imprecision
  2. 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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