Definitions of incorrect

  1. not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not according to model or rule; faulty; not according to fact; inaccurate; not in accordance with morality or good manners; improper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Containing faults: not accurate: not according to the rules of duty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Not correct; not accurate; faulty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Not correct; inaccurate; not according to copy, fact, or rule. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Not exact; not according to a copy or model; not according to truth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for incorrect

  1. How difficult a riddle it was, even with this key in hand, is illustrated by the fact that, though scholars of all nations brought their ingenuity to bear upon it, nothing more was accomplished for a dozen years than to give authority to three or four guesses regarding the nature of the upper inscriptions, which, as it afterwards proved, were quite incorrect and altogether misleading. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  2. It is also incorrect because the cape does not form the northernmost promontory either of the whole of Siberia, or of any considerable portion of it. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold