Imprecise



[im-pruh-sahys] /ˌɪm prəˈsaɪs/

adjective
1.
not ; not exact; vague or ill-defined.
/ˌɪmprɪˈsaɪs/
adjective
1.
not precise; inexact or inaccurate
adj.

1805, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + precise. Related: Imprecisely.

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