inexact

[in-ig-zakt]
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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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imprecise, ambiguous, vague

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British Dictionary definitions for inexact

inexact

adjective
  1. not exact or accurate
Derived Formsinexactitude or inexactness, nouninexactly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexact
adj.

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

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