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approximate

ap·prox·i·mate

approximate

 
pronunciation:
prak s mt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: close in amount or time, but not exact.
The mechanic told us the approximate cost to repair the car.What is the approximate time that you will arrive?
synonyms:
near
derivation: approximately (adv.)
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  • approximately:
    almost exactly; about.
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  measurement