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inexactitude

[in-ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood]
noun
  1. the quality or state of being inexact or inaccurate; inexactness.
  2. an instance of this.
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Origin of inexactitude

From French, dating back to 1780–90; see origin at in-3, exactitude
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Historical Examples of inexactitude

  • The German inexactitude farmer is sowing seed on barren soil.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat

  • This is one instance of the use of colour to conceal the inexactitude of the craftsman.

  • This, of course, was an "inexactitude" comparable to the belief in the Mole's lack of eyes and ears.

  • At every turn in his life we are reminded of his inexactitude—especially in autobiographical details.

  • Mrs. Lessways warmly deprecated any apology for inexactitude, and wiped her sympathetic eyes.

    Hilda Lessways

    Arnold Bennett


Word Origin and History for inexactitude

n.

1786, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exactitude.

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