### What does **approximate** mean?

## Definitions for **approximate**əˈprɒk sə mɪt; -ˌmeɪt

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **approximate**.

### Princeton's WordNet

approximate, approximative, rough(adj)

not quite exact or correct

"the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"

approximate, near(adj)

very close in resemblance

"sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"

approximate, close together(p)(verb)

located close together

"with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"

approximate, come close(verb)

be close or similar

"Her results approximate my own"

estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

### Wiktionary

approximate(Verb)

To estimate.

To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. --Burke.

approximate(Verb)

To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.

To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. --Burke.

approximate(Verb)

To come near to; to approach.

The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse.

approximate(Adjective)

Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

approximate(Adjective)

Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

**Origin:** From approximatus, past participle of approximare; ad + proximare. See proximate.

### Webster Dictionary

Approximate(adj)

approaching; proximate; nearly resembling

Approximate(adj)

near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values

Approximate(verb)

to carry or advance near; to cause to approach

Approximate(verb)

to come near to; to approach

Approximate(verb)

to draw; to approach

**Origin:** [L. approximatus, p. p. of approximare to approach; ad + proximare to come near. See Proximate.]

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Approximate

ap-proks′im-āt,

*adj.*nearest or next: approaching correctness.—*v.t.*to bring near.—*v.i.*to come near, to approach.—*adv.***Approx′imately**.—*n.***Approximā′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.*approximāre*,*-atum*—*ad*, to,*proximus*, nearest, superl. of*prope*, near.]

### Editors Contribution

approximate

Is to calculate the value of something based on informed experience, data or knowledge.

Accountants approximate in financial projections based on informed financial experience, data or knowledge - e.g last year same period the income was £35,000 and it is on track for similar figures for this financial year based on orders to date.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of approximate in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of approximate in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Images & Illustrations of approximate

# Translations for **approximate**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- приблизителен, приближавам се доBulgarian
- aproximatCatalan, Valencian
- přibližnýCzech
- brasWelsh
- annähernd, annähern, circa, ungefähr, annähernd erreichen, zirkaGerman
- παραπλήσιος, προσεγγίζω, πλησιάζω, χονδρικόςGreek
- aproximadoSpanish
- likimääräinen, approksimoida, lähentyä, arvioida, estimoida, lähentää, likiarvoinen, lähestyäFinnish
- approximer, approximatif, approximantFrench
- לשערHebrew
- āwhiwhiwhi, whakaawhiwhi, whakatataMāori
- aproximadoPortuguese
- приближенный, приблизительный, примерныйRussian

### Get even more translations for approximate »

# Translation

#### Find a translation for the **approximate** definition in other languages:

Select another language:

#### Discuss these approximate definitions with the community:

# Word of the Day

#### Would you like us to send you a **FREE** new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

# Citation

## Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

"approximate." *Definitions.net.* STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 12 Dec. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/approximate>.