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approximate

ap·prox·i·mate

approximate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: prak s mt
definition 1: very close in accuracy; nearly exact or correct.
The final cost of the work was approximate to what we had been quoted.
synonyms:
close, near, proximate
definition 2: rough or estimated.
The approximate distance between New York and Chicago is three thousand miles.Our approximate flight time will be two hours.
synonyms:
imprecise, rough, rude
antonyms:
exact, precise
definition 3: quite similar.
The two girls were of approximate age.
 
synonyms:
close, like, nigh, similar
similar words:
near, related
definition 4: close by.
The reception hall is approximate to the church.
synonyms:
close, near, nigh, proximate
similar words:
contiguous, next
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: prak s meIt
inflections: approximated, approximates, approximating
definition 1: to be quite similar to or come very near to in quality, quantity, or degree.
This synthetic fabric approximates the feel of silk.The final result closely approximated what was originally hoped for.
synonyms:
compare, resemble
similar words:
approach, correspond, near, relate
definition 2: to estimate.
I approximated the distance to be around twelve miles.
synonyms:
estimate
similar words:
guess, judge
derivation: approximately (adv.)
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  • approximately:
    almost exactly; about.
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