Definition of inexact in English:

inexact

adjective

  • Not quite accurate or correct:

    ‘an inexact description’
    • ‘In the case of many regions, determining whether an industry is basic or non-basic is a rather inexact science.’
    • ‘Sustainable building is an inexact science and its adherents are learning all the time.’
    • ‘Statistical revision is the wild card in that most inexact pack of jokers known as economics.’
    • ‘HIV is adept at generating inexact or mutated copies, which can show resistance to medications.’
    • ‘NEW Year predictions have been flying around all week and I see no reason why I should not have a go at this remarkably inexact science.’
    • ‘Modeling mine behavior and sediment transport is still an inexact science.’
    • ‘It ought to be pointed out that calculating passenger kilometres is an inexact science.’
    • ‘Despite the volume and quality of the research, divining what is in the ocean remains an inexact science.’
    • ‘But criticizing alchemy as an inexact science is not a valid reason not to pay attention to it since, as stated earlier, this is not the ground of its knowledge claims.’
    • ‘The process of putting alien genes into plants and animals to favour certain traits or to confer resistance is at best an inexact science with unpredictable results.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the cancer detection story is one that suffers from the problems of being an inexact science.’
    • ‘Age determination is an inexact science and the margin of error can sometimes be as much as 5 years either side. Assessments of age measure maturity, not chronological age.’
    • ‘The definition of sport is broad and inexact, but any recreation combining physical exercise with an element of competition usually fits the bill.’
    • ‘It said it was investigating him for spreading false information on the market and presenting and publishing inexact accounts about the bailout.’
    • ‘But earthquake warnings are still an inexact science.’
    • ‘It is important that the idea the logo communicates is vague and inexact, for we should not be given the opportunity to compare the registers of product and logo too closely.’
    • ‘She also admits that gauging how long students will take to complete an exam is an inexact science: examiners usually time themselves on their own exams, then allow students three times as long.’
    • ‘However, calculating the beneficial effect to the atmosphere derived from a given area of trees is as yet an inexact science.’
    • ‘But even in this computerised age, avalanche prediction is an inexact science and that is because of the variables involved.’
    • ‘I know translation is a difficult task, but is it this much of an inexact science?’
    imprecise, not accurate, not exact, approximate, rough, crude, coarse-grained, general, vague, hazy, woolly
    incorrect, erroneous, wrong, false, fallacious, wide of the mark, off target, off, out, wanting, lacking
    ballpark
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Pronunciation:

inexact

/ˌɪnɪɡˈzakt/