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inaccurate

[in-ak-yer-it] /ɪnˈæk yər ɪt/
adjective
1.
not accurate; incorrect or untrue.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; in-3 + accurate
Related forms
inaccurately, adverb
inaccurateness, noun
Synonyms
inexact, loose; erroneous, wrong, faulty.
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Examples for inaccurate
  • The amendments seek to prevent future over-reliance on inaccurate ratings.
  • Kyle, the state legislative auditor, found that the two universities had inaccurate and incomplete records.
  • There's no serious use for such inaccurate criteria in such a comparison.
  • However, the sizing is a bit inaccurate in that the sizes run big.
  • Even films that are historically inaccurate can be a valuable teaching tool.
  • But as clear and detailed as these memories feel, psychologists find they are surprisingly inaccurate.
  • When electrical noise is introduced, logic level readings can be inaccurate.
  • While brevity requires some bold summarizations, the statements in your article are an inaccurate portrayal of the research.
  • Over time, the figures became increasingly inaccurate.
  • So comparing two inaccurate examples means that yours is more accurate.
British Dictionary definitions for inaccurate

inaccurate

/ɪnˈækjʊrɪt/
adjective
1.
not accurate; imprecise, inexact, or erroneous
Derived Forms
inaccurately, adverb
inaccurateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inaccurate
adj.

1738, from in- (1) "not" + accurate. Related: Inaccurately (1660s).

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