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Pronunciation:  [adj]u'prâksumit, [v]u'prâksu`meyt, u'prâksumut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
  2. [adj]  very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  3. [adj]  not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  4. [v]  form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; "I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"
  5. [v]  be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"

APPROXIMATE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: approximative, ballpark, close, close together(p), come close, estimate, gauge, guess, inexact, judge, near, rough
 See Also: approach, assess, border on, calculate, cipher, compute, count, cypher, figure, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, overestimate, overrate, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, resemble, set, truncate, underestimate, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ap*prox"i*mate\, a. [L. approximatus, p. p. of
    approximare to approach; ad + proximare to come near. See
    1. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
    2. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate;
       as, approximate results or values.
    {Approximate quantities} (Math.), those which are nearly, but
       not, equal.
  2. \Ap*prox"i*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Approximated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approximating}.]
    1. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
             To approximate the inequality of riches to the level
             of nature.                            --Burke.
    2. To come near to; to approach.
             The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse.
  3. \Ap*prox"i*mate\, v. i.
    To draw; to approach.
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