a) Imperfectly conforming; exceeding or falling short in some respect.
b) Imprecisely or indefinitely conceived or stated

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  • 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,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 …   Dicționar Român

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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

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

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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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)

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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