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ap·prox·i·mate

approximate

 
 
pronunciation:
prak s mt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: close in amount to the actual amount, but not exact.
The approximate distance between New York and California is 3000 miles.
synonyms:
near
definition 2: guessed at, but with enough knowledge to make a pretty good guess; estimated.
The mechanic told us the approximate cost to repair the car.What is the approximate time that you will arrive?
antonyms:
exact, precise
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derivation: approximately (adv.)
Word Builder: approximate +
  • approximately:
    almost exactly; about.
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  measurement