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imprecision

(ĭm-prē-sĭ′shŭn)
The amount or degree of random error in an assay, research study, or calculation, usually represented by the standard deviation, coefficient of variation, or range.
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And the argument neglects the possibilities of imprecise assembly, as well as wear and tear.
The NRSV has suppressed the word "man" throughout the Old and New Testament by replacing it with some 64 substitutes, many of them imprecise, if not downright inaccurate (see Thaddeus Pruss, "64 shadows of man," CI, Oct 1995).
The idea of the artist as battered boxer is at once imprecise and heavy-handed; the works leave us to wonder how the images relate either to their stated respiration or to Harris's project more generally.
The gene is the unit of inheritance, which has a complex and imprecise relationship with the mature, viable organism that has inherited it.
It is imprecise, unregulated and elusive, full of abstract wonder rather than concrete certainty, inspired by the heady miracle of existence rather than validated through religious wars and theological conflicts.
The imprecise, angled borders of her works contain dense aggregates of triangles, quilts within quilts, and gentle subversions on established quilt designs like the familiar log-cabin pattern, that in combination yield visual fields teetering between the pictorial and the decorative--a tension played out repeatedly in art history from Monet to Matisse to Pollock to Stella.
Previous GPS readings from the summit were imprecise because the rocky peak is covered by a snowcap of unknown depth that grows and shrinks over the year.
Silke Schatz's large-scale drawing of the rooms and houses she has lived in was made in a perspectival, quasi-architectural style like a CAD tendering but was still imprecise, having been based largely on memory.