English edit

Etymology edit

From French inexact.

Adjective edit

inexact (comparative more inexact, superlative most inexact)

  1. Imperfectly conforming; exceeding or falling short in some respect.
  2. Imprecisely or indefinitely conceived or stated.
    • 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 7:
      At the same time, we were cognisant that careful scholars should never solely rely on their own impressionistic observations, and, that our own impressions were inexact and not capable of being quantified.
  3. (physics, of a differential) having a path-dependent integral

Synonyms edit

Antonyms edit

  • (antonym(s) of precisely agreeing): exact, perfect, precise
  • (antonym(s) of precisely or definitely conceived or stated): exact, strict
  • (antonym(s) of having a path-dependent integral): exact

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French edit

Etymology edit

From in- +‎ exact.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

inexact (feminine inexacte, masculine plural inexacts, feminine plural inexactes)

  1. inexact (not exact)
    Antonym: exact
    • 2020 June 19, “Stopper la haine sur Internet”, in Le Monde[1]:
      Le lourd formalisme exigé des éventuels plaignants et l’amende prévue en cas de dénonciation inexacte, rendent ce texte inopérant.
      The cumbersome formalities required of potential complainants and the fine provided for in the event of an inaccurate report make the law ineffective.

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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French inexact. Equivalent to in- +‎ exact.

Adjective edit

inexact m or n (feminine singular inexactă, masculine plural inexacți, feminine and neuter plural inexacte)

  1. inaccurate

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