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imprecise

[im-pruh-sahys] /ˌɪm prəˈsaɪs/
adjective
1.
not precise; not exact; vague or ill-defined.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; im-2 + precise
Related forms
imprecisely, adverb
imprecision
[im-pruh-sizh-uh n] /ˌɪm prəˈsɪʒ ən/ (Show IPA),
impreciseness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for imprecision

imprecise

/ˌɪmprɪˈsaɪs/
adjective
1.
not precise; inexact or inaccurate
Derived Forms
imprecisely, adverb
imprecision (ˌɪmprɪˈsɪʒən), impreciseness, noun
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Word Origin and History for imprecision
n.

1803, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + precision.

imprecise

adj.

1805, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + precise. Related: Imprecisely.

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