Definitions for approximate

Definitions for (verb) approximate

Main entry: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess

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

Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Main entry: approximate, come close

Definition: be close or similar

Usage: Her results approximate my own

Definitions for (adj) approximate

Main entry: approximate, close together

Definition: located close together

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

Main entry: approximate, near

Definition: very close in resemblance

Usage: sketched in an approximate likeness; a near likeness

Main entry: rough, approximate, approximative

Definition: not quite exact or correct

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

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