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Verb: approximate  u'prók-su-mut
  1. Be close or similar
    "Her results approximate my own";
    - come close
     
  2. Form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    - estimate, gauge, guess, judge
Adjective: approximate  u'prók-su-mut
  1. Not quite exact or correct
    "the approximate time was 10 o'clock";
    - approximative, rough
     
  2. Very close in resemblance
    "sketched in an approximate likeness";
    - near
     
  3. Located close together
    "approximate leaves grow together but are not united";
    - close together

Derived forms: approximated, approximating, approximates

See also: close, inexact

Type of: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure [N. Amer], reckon, resemble, work out

Encyclopedia: Approximate