inexact

[ in-ig-zakt ]
/ ˌɪn ɪgˈzækt /

adjective

not exact; not strictly precise or accurate.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. inessive,
  2. inestimable,
  3. inevitability,
  4. inevitable,
  5. inevitably,
  6. inexactitude,
  7. inexcusable,
  8. inexertion,
  9. inexhaustible,
  10. inexistent

Origin of inexact

First recorded in 1820–30; in-3 + exact

Related formsin·ex·act·ly, adverbin·ex·act·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inexact

inexact

/ (ˌɪnɪɡˈzækt) /

adjective

not exact or accurate
Derived Formsinexactitude or inexactness, nouninexactly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inexact

inexact

adj.

1828, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exact. Related: Inexactly.

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