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Definitions of approximate

  1. To come near; to approach. See Proximate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To come near to; to approach. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To come close to; to cause to approach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To come near, to approach. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To draw; to approach. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To approach closely; to be nearly equal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To come near; to approach; to cause to approach. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Approximately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Near in resemblance or position; almost equal; nearly correct. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Nearest or next: approaching correctness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Nearly but not exactly accurate or complete; near. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Approaching; nearly correct; of the teeth, close together; of leaves, close to the stem; of quantities, nearly but not absolutely equal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Nearest to or next. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for approximate

  1. They can make an approximate estimate of the number that was opposed to them by the signs visible around the camp, as also upon the trail they have been for several days following. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
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