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Line breaks: im|pre¦cise
Pronunciation: /ɪmprɪˈsʌɪs

Definition of imprecise in English:


Lacking exactness and accuracy of expression or detail: the witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions
More example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /-ˈsɪʒ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Genius can overcome the imprecision of scientific languages along with other obstacles; it recognizes the truth despite the strange mask that conceals or disguises it.
  • Perhaps imprecision in translation led to a bad test result.
  • But the key public-health findings of this study are robust despite this imprecision.

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