inaccuracy Definition

the fact or quality of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy.

Using inaccuracy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inaccuracy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The inaccuracy of the report led to a misunderstanding.

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    The inaccuracy of his statement was immediately apparent.

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    The inaccuracy of the map caused us to get lost.

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    The inaccuracy of the measurements resulted in faulty calculations.

inaccuracy Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for inaccuracy

Phrases with inaccuracy

  • gross inaccuracy

    a significant and obvious mistake or error


    The gross inaccuracy of the data invalidated the entire study.

  • a consistent and repeated error in measurement or calculation


    The systematic inaccuracy of the instrument made it unsuitable for scientific use.

  • an error in the facts presented or reported


    The factual inaccuracy of the article was corrected in the next edition.


Summary: inaccuracy in Brief

The term 'inaccuracy' [ɪnˈækjʊrəsi] refers to the lack of accuracy or precision, often resulting in mistakes or errors. It can be used to describe reports, statements, maps, or measurements that are incorrect, such as 'The inaccuracy of the report led to a misunderstanding.' Phrases like 'gross inaccuracy' and 'systematic inaccuracy' denote significant or repeated errors, while 'factual inaccuracy' refers to errors in the presented or reported facts.