• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inaccurate not exact "an inaccurate translation","the thermometer is inaccurate"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting
    • a Inaccurate Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; not quite correct; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc. The term inaccurate is usually used when an assertion or result is near to the truth, but not exactly, or has some basis for belief; however, it is sometimes used as a gentle euphemism for wrong even if the error is flagrant. "The expression is plainly inaccurate ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inaccurate Not accurate; not exact or correct; erroneous; of persons, disposed to commit errors; careless as regards accuracy of statement.
    • inaccurate Synonyms Incorrect, inexact, blundering, loose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inaccurate in-ak′kūr-āt not exact or correct: erroneous
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately”
  • Ben Bayol
    Ben Bayol
    “Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.”


In literature:

In war, mistakes are normal; errors are usual; information is seldom complete, often inaccurate, and frequently misleading.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Nevil was re-exploring the inaccurate picture with patient sorrow and despair.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
First of all, it is inaccurate to give the name of crowd indiscriminately to every human group.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
These conceptions are in the main incomplete and inaccurate.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
What is important is that some faint and inaccurate echo of this news found its way to Padua, and into the ears of Galileo.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
There are certain features in the picture which are obviously inaccurate.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
His first guess was inaccurate.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
I speak inaccurately, for it split into two divisions, the one along which we went being called Loch Leven.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
This specimen would give a very inaccurate notion of the general line of discussion.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The morning papers will notice our advent, with a brief account of the voyage, and will give exceedingly inaccurate lists of our passengers.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay

In poetry:

A stationary sense… as, I suppose,
I shall have, till my single body grows
Inaccurate, tired;
Then I shall start to feel the backward pull
Take over, sickening and masterful -
Some say, desired.
"Maturity" by Philip Larkin

In news:

State hotline provides inaccurate voter registration deadline.
TPM's Inaccurate Reporting on the Ryan-Biden Debate (Updated).
BGI Web posting was inaccurate .
Doheny campaign charges Owens' TV ad is inaccurate .
Charter issue too important for inaccurate discussion.
Romney Reaction to Jobs Report Inaccurate .
' Inaccurate Reception' got NFL and refs back to the labor table – and fast.
Romney hits Obama for " inaccurate " attacks.
Fenway reports ' inaccurate '.
Notre Dame AD Says Reports Of Fenway Game With UConn ' Inaccurate '.
EHR Data Often ' Inaccurate ,' Columbia University Research Finds.
Report that Christie thinks Romney may lose is 'crazy,' ' inaccurate '.
LeBron shoe price " inaccurate ".
Refunds issued over inaccurate vitamin health claims.
Below Dov Rosenberg lists what he considers the 10 most inaccurate and damaging statements that some school reformers toss around.

In science:

The conditioned numbers may be inaccurate at the level of ±0.01 due to the computational grid used.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
This implies that each spiral arm crossing is inaccurately predicted.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
On the other hand the modelling of the tide as a cutoff is inaccurate near the tidal radius, and so a good fit here may not be achievable.
A Simple Dynamical Model for Omega Cen
Furthermore, the LSDA is generally inaccurate in describing the electronic properties of oxides of manganese, and in particular fails to give the correct position of the Mn d states with respect to the oxygen-derived valence manifold.
Self-interaction effects in (Ga,Mn)As and (Ga,Mn)N
Also, the definition of a CRT is a little inaccurate as we did not endow the space of R-trees with a σ -field.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree