inexact

  • 1 inexact — inexact, acte [ inɛgza(kt), akt ] adj. • 1689; de 1. in et exact 1 ♦ Qui n est pas exact, n est pas conforme à la réalité ou à la vérité. ⇒ 1. faux. Renseignements, détails inexacts. ⇒ erroné. Calcul inexact. Il est inexact de le prétendre. Non,… …

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  • 2 inexact — INEXÁCT, Ă, inexacţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Care nu este exact; neadevărat, neexact, greşit, incorect. ♦ (Despre oameni) Care nu este punctual. – Din fr. inexact. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Inexact ≠ exact, precis Trimis …

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  • 3 Inexact — In ex*act , a. [Pref. in not + exact: cf. F. inexact.] Not exact; not precisely correct or true; inaccurate. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 inexact — inexact, acte (i né gzakt, gza kt ; voy. EXACT pour la prononciation de la finale) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas exact, en parlant des choses. Copie inexacte. 2°   Qui n est pas exact, en parlant des personnes. C est un homme fort inexact. ÉTYMOLOGIE… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 inexact — I adjective ambiguous, approximate, approximative, broad, careless, crude, erroneous, estimated, faulty, flawed, general, guessed, haud accuratus, hazy, imperfect, imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, loose, miscalculated, misfigured, misinterpreted …

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  • 6 inexact — 1828, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EXACT (Cf. exact). Related: Inexactly …

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  • 7 inexact — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not quite accurate. DERIVATIVES inexactitude noun inexactly adverb inexactness noun …

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  • 8 inexact — [in΄eg zakt′, in΄igzakt′] adj. not exact; not accurate or precise inexactitude [in΄egzak′tə to͞od΄, in΄igzak′tə to͞od΄, in΄egzak′tətyo͞od΄, in΄ig zak′tətyo͞od΄] n. inexactness inexactly adv …

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  • 9 INEXACT — ACTE. adj. Qui manque d exactitude. Calcul inexact. Copie inexacte. Image inexacte de la réalité.   Il se dit aussi Des personnes. Copiste inexact. C est un homme fort inexact …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10 inexact — [[t]ɪ̱nɪgzæ̱kt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is inexact is not precise or accurate. Both explanations were inexact... Forecasting was an inexact science. Ant: exact …

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  • 11 inexact — adjective Etymology: French, from in + exact exact Date: circa 1828 1. not precisely correct or true ; inaccurate < an inexact translation > 2. not rigorous and careful < an inexact thinker > • inexactly adverb • …

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  • 12 inexact — in•ex•act [[t]ˌɪn ɪgˈzækt[/t]] adj. not exact; not strictly precise or accurate: an inexact calculation; an inexact science[/ex] • Etymology: 1820–30 in ex•act′i•tude , n. in ex•act′ly, adv. in ex•act′ness, n …

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  • 13 inexact — adj. Inexact is used with these nouns: ↑science …

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  • 14 inexact — in|ex|act [ˌınıgˈzækt] adj not exact ▪ Earthquake prediction is an inexact science …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inexact — adjective not exact: Sociology is an inexact science. inexactness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inexact — adjective inexact diagnostic practices Syn: imprecise, inaccurate, approximate, rough, crude, general, vague, fuzzy, ill defined; informal off base, ballpark …

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  • 17 inexact — inexactly, adv. inexactness, n. /in ig zakt /, adj. not exact; not strictly precise or accurate. [1820 30; IN 3 + EXACT] * * * …

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  • 18 inexact — adjective a) Imperfectly conforming; exceeding or falling short in some respect. b) Imprecisely or indefinitely conceived or stated Syn: imperfect, imprecise, loose …

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  • 19 inexact — Synonyms and related words: adulterated, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, approximate, approximative, blemished, blobby, blurred, blurry, broad, chance, chancy, chaotic, confused, damaged, defective, deficient, disordered, erroneous, fallacious,… …

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  • 20 inexact — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unprecise, incorrect, wrong, erroneous; vague, loose, undefined, indefinite, unspecified. See error, obscurity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inaccurate, ambiguous, imprecise; see obscure 1 , vague 2 …

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