Definitions for approximateəˈprɒk sə mɪt; -ˌmeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approximate, approximative, rough(adj)

    not quite exact or correct

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

  2. approximate, near(adj)

    very close in resemblance

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

  3. approximate, close together(p)(verb)

    located close together

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

  4. approximate, come close(verb)

    be close or similar

    "Her results approximate my own"

  5. 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

  1. approximate(Verb)

    To estimate.

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

  2. approximate(Verb)

    To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.

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

  3. approximate(Verb)

    To come near to; to approach.

    The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse.

  4. approximate(Adjective)

    Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

  5. approximate(Adjective)

    Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approximate(adj)

    approaching; proximate; nearly resembling

  2. Approximate(adj)

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

  3. Approximate(verb)

    to carry or advance near; to cause to approach

  4. Approximate(verb)

    to come near to; to approach

  5. Approximate(verb)

    to draw; to approach

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


Translations for approximate

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  • 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

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