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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not precise.

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  • adj. Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.

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  • adj. not precise

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Examples

  • Defying all odds, however imprecise, is Roy Sullivan, a forest ranger who survived a world-record seven lightning strikes.

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  • America’s political debates about the “China opportunity” and, even more, the “China threat” seem distant, theoretical, and imprecise from the perspective of the factories where the outsourcing and exporting occur.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • The term is imprecise and subjective, though it was widely used during the Cold War.

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  • The process is imprecise, which is where the game's challenge springs from.

    IGN Wii

  • In his decision this month dismissing the charges, Cunningham said that he assigned "little weight" to MacLeod's "imprecise" recollections.

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  • But it is clearly true that the profession scorns qualitative or "imprecise" analysis for published work.

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  • The Whjite House last month raised the threat of a veto, saying the bill is constitutionally inconsistent with the free exercise of religion and uses language that is "imprecise" and makes enforcement "extremely difficult."

    Workplace Gay-Rights Bill Advances

  • How you manage an engineering career with that kind of imprecise logic and scatterbrained manner is beyond me. reply

    Beware The Reverse Brain Drain To India And China

  • Also, Wamba dismissed as "imprecise" accusations by the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Among the 385 women included in the study, just three of the cancer patients and two of the healthy individuals worked in occupations known to be associated with lung cancer; this translated to a four-fold increased cancer risk, but because such a small number of women were exposed, this figure is "imprecise," the researchers note.

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