approximate definition

  • adjective:
    • nearly specific or proper: the estimated period of the accident.
    • much the same; closely resembling: sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.
    • Botany Close collectively yet not united.
    • Approaching; proximate; almost resembling.
    • Near correctness; nearly specific; maybe not perfectly precise.
    • Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
    • Near correctness; nearly specific; maybe not completely precise.
    • located close together
    • not exactly precise or proper
    • very close-in similarity
  • verb-transitive:
    • in the future close to; be nearly just like: This beef replacement approximates the genuine article.
    • to carry near.
    • To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
    • to hold or advance near; resulting in to approach.
    • ahead in close proximity to; to approach.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • ahead near or near, such as level, nature, or high quality.
    • to-draw; to approach.
  • verb:
    • To carry or advance almost; resulting in to approach.
    • in the future close to; to approach.
    • To approximate.
    • be near or comparable
    • judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  • others:
    • to hold or bring near; advance closely upon; cause to approach in place, quality, character, problem, etc.
    • in the future near; strategy closely; figuratively, to face in personal connection; be extremely similar.
    • Near constantly in place; next to; near together.
    • In botany, said of leaves or other body organs that stand near together.
    • Near in personality; quite similar: because, a statement closely approximate to a falsehood.
    • Nearly nearing accuracy or correctness; almost exact, perfect, or full: as, an approximate result; estimated values.

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