Meaning of 'approximate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘approximate’

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Meaning of ‘approximate’

5 definitions found.



located close together

Synonyms: close together


very close in resemblance

Example: "sketched in an approximate likeness"

Synonyms: near


not quite exact or correct

Example: "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"

Synonyms: rough


to judge tentatively or form an estimate of quantities or time

Example: "I approximate that it will take a week to finish."

Synonyms: estimate


to be close or similar

Example: "Their results approximate my own."

Synonyms: come close

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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