inexact

[ in-ig-zakt ]
/ ˌɪn ɪgˈzækt /

adjective

not exact; not strictly precise or accurate.

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Origin of inexact

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inexact

in·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 forms of inexact

inexactitude or inexactness, nouninexactly, adverb
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