inexact

(redirected from inexactly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to inexactly: outmaneuvered, outreached
References in periodicals archive ?
If in the process leading to formal reception of form, other real factors impact on the form, then the form is received inexactly and the sensor becomes that real thing inexactly.
These correspond, albeit inexactly, to the values of [C.
Even those reviewers who acknowledge "John"'s role as a tourist inexactly locate this "stranger" in a "strange land" (Ebert) or a "strange country" (Clark).
In Vice Chancellor Strine's analysis, both groups share a stake in the long-run performance of the corporation, which is quite different than what Vice Chancellor Strine views as the short term orientation of institutional investors and is only inexactly measured by short-term movements in a corporation's stock price.
As we explained above, this anomaly may have been the result of inexactly identifying the appropriate wage rates for these industries.
Using language that is now associated with Karl Popper's ([1934] 1959) philosophy of science, Friedman added that "factual evidence can never 'prove' a hypothesis; it can only fail to disprove it, which is what we generally mean when we say, somewhat inexactly, that the hypothesis has been 'confirmed' by experience" (9).
I can try inexactly though, and say that it has much to do with practical things such as revision.
In its quiet evocation of a world where disappearance, uncertainty and mortality--not adequately mourned or registered--are everyday facts of life, and where life and death are inexactly policed and demarcated realms, They Came Back provided a soulful, if perhaps a little too muted meditation on the contemporary human condition.
These settings in contrast have few variables held constant, many variables unobserved and many others measured inexactly, frequent problems with reverse causality, and circumstances where the complex motives, attitudes, and strategies of those involved may only be inferred (Dowd and Town 2002).
Zadeh introduced the concept of linguistic variable that is very useful when issues discussed are too complex for analysis by conventional quantitative techniques or when the available sources of information are interpreted qualitatively, inexactly, or uncertainly.
All these leave the quantum system to conjure up, if inexactly, an estimate of the photosynthetically useful radiation (Figure 2b).