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approximate

ap·prox·i·mate

approximate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: prak s mt
definition: almost exact; close to what is needed or expected.
He told us an approximate price to repair the bike.
synonyms:
near
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: prak s meIt
inflections: approximated, approximates, approximating
definition: to be quite like; come close to.
This synthetic fabric approximates the feel of silk.
synonyms:
compare, resemble
similar words:
approach, correspond, near, relate
derivation: approximately (adv.)
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  • approximately:
    almost exactly; about.
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