Definition of inaccuracy in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈakyərəsē/

noun (plural inaccuracies)

1The quality or state of not being accurate: a weapon of notorious inaccuracy
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  • Firstly, automated devices have been notorious for their inaccuracy, although accurate devices are now appearing on the market.
  • This is partially due to the heavy load our lab must bear in its normal operation, and partly due to carbon dating's notorious inaccuracy in fossils of recent geologic record.
  • Bear in mind that working from memory is one of the most common causes of journalistic inaccuracy.
1.1An aspect of something that is not accurate: reference works full of inaccuracies
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  • I pointed out that the story was full of inaccuracies and untruths about me, but he was still very excited about the project.
  • But it's not polite to complain about improbabilities and inaccuracies in other people's love letters.
  • Among those of us who look on, a few will be curmudgeonly - carping at inaccuracies or misrepresentations of the original.
error, mistake, fallacy, slip, slip-up, oversight, fault, blunder, gaffe;
informal howler, typo, blooper, goof

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Syllabification: in·ac·cu·ra·cy

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