Lacking exactness and accuracy of expression or detail: the witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions
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- His notes and recollection were at times unclear, imprecise or entirely lacking.
- In a very loose and imprecise sense that may be accurate but it is not accurate for the purpose of proper analysis.
- Any definition of qualitative research would be elusive, vague, and imprecise.
vague, loose, indefinite, inexplicit, indistinct, non-specific, unspecific, coarse-grained, broad, general, sweeping;
North American informal ballpark
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- On some wine lists in the English-speaking world all German wines, other than those regarded as Mosel (or often ‘Moselle’), appear somewhat imprecisely under the heading ‘Rhine’.
- The first three years of George II's reign, which began in 1727, were afflicted by successive waves of smallpox and influenza-like infections, imprecisely and variously described by contemporaries as agues and fevers.
- Used imprecisely, ‘war’ assumes rhetorical importance as a way to mobilize popular support, express seriousness of intention, and prepare the citizens for sacrifices.
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- There is still a little impreciseness in the frontal positioning, judging by our experience, which is obviously still limited.
- Even if true, the impreciseness of this sort of terminology still leaves many questions unanswered.
- Fuzzy Logic accounts a lot better to uncertainty and impreciseness in data as well as to vagueness in decisions and classifications than Boolean Algorithms do.
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