Inaccuracy
Inaccuracy In*ac"cu*ra*cy, n.; pl. {Inaccuracies}. [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy or exactness. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is inaccurate or incorrect; mistake; fault; defect; error; as, in inaccuracy in speech, copying, calculation, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • inaccuracy — I noun aberration, blunder, canard, deception, delusion, erratum, erroneousness, error, exaggeration, fallacy, falsehood, falsification, fault, illusion, imprecision, impropriety, incorrectness, inexactitude, inexactness, miscalculation,… …   Law dictionary

  • inaccuracy — (n.) 1701, quality or condition of being inaccurate, from INACCURATE (Cf. inaccurate) + CY (Cf. cy). As an example of this, by 1883 …   Etymology dictionary

  • inaccuracy — [n] error, erroneousness blunder, corrigendum, deception, defect, erratum, exaggeration, fault, howler*, imprecision, incorrectness, inexactness, miscalculation, mistake, slip*, solecism, typo*, unfaithfulness, unreliability, wrong; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • inaccuracy — [in ak′yər ə sē] n. 1. the quality of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy 2. pl. inaccuracies something inaccurate; error; mistake …   English World dictionary

  • inaccuracy — UK [ɪnˈækjʊrəsɪ] / US [ɪnˈækjərəsɪ] noun Word forms inaccuracy : singular inaccuracy plural inaccuracies 1) [countable] a statement, detail, or measurement that is not accurate The report contains several glaring inaccuracies. 2) [uncountable]… …   English dictionary

  • inaccuracy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ factual, historical ▪ material (BrE), significant VERB + INACCURACY ▪ contain ▪ be full of …   Collocations dictionary

  • inaccuracy — n. a glaring inaccuracy * * * [ɪ nækjʊrəsɪ] a glaring inaccuracy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inaccuracy — [[t]ɪnæ̱kjʊrəsi[/t]] inaccuracies N VAR The inaccuracy of a statement or measurement is the fact that it is not accurate or correct. He was disturbed by the inaccuracy of the answers... A reporter tries to guard against inaccuracies by checking… …   English dictionary

  • inaccuracy — in|ac|cu|ra|cy [ınˈækjurəsi] n plural inaccuracies 1.) a statement that is not completely correct ▪ Jansen s review contained several inaccuracies. 2.) [U] a lack of correctness ▪ As a journalist you simply cannot tolerate inaccuracy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inaccuracy — in|ac|cu|ra|cy [ ın ækjərəsi ] noun 1. ) count a statement, detail, or measurement that is not accurate: The report contains several glaring inaccuracies. 2. ) uncount the failure to be accurate: This was not the usual journalistic inaccuracy but …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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