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Definitions of approximate

  1. be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; "I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To come near to; to approach. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To draw; to approach. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To come close to; to cause to approach. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To approach closely; to be nearly equal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Near in resemblance or position; almost equal; nearly correct. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Approximately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. In dentistry: 1. Proximate, noting the contact surfaces, either mesial (proximal) or distal, of two adjacent teeth. 2. Close together, noting the teeth in the human jaw, as distinguished from the separated teeth in certain of the lower animals. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Nearest or next: approaching correctness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To come near, to approach. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To bring near; approach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To approach or cause to approach closely without exact coincidence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Nearly but not exactly accurate or complete; near. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. To come near; to approach. See Proximate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. 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.
  25. Nearest to or next. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. ap-proks'im-[=a]t, adj. nearest or next: approaching correctness.--v.t. to bring near.--v.i. to come near, to approach.--adv. APPROX'IMATELY.--n. APPROXIM[=A]'TION, an approach: a result in mathematics not rigorously exact, but so near the truth as to be sufficient for a given purpose.--adj. APPROX'IMATIVE, approaching closely. [L. approxim[=a]re, -atum--ad, to, proximus, nearest, superl. of prope, near.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Very near; closely resembling; fairly correct. Hence approximately adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Bring, come, near (to thing, esp. in quality, number, &c.). Hence approximation n., approximative a., approximatively adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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