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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approximate  \Ap*prox"i*mate\,  a.  [L.  approximatus  p.  p.  of 
  approximare  to  approach;  ad  +  proximare  to  come  near  See 
  {Proximate}.] 
  1.  Approaching;  proximate;  nearly  resembling. 
 
  2.  Near  correctness;  nearly  exact;  not  perfectly  accurate; 
  as  approximate  results  or  values. 
 
  {Approximate  quantities}  (Math.),  those  which  are  nearly,  but 
  not  equal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approximate  \Ap*prox"i*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Approximated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Approximating}.] 
  1.  To  carry  or  advance  near  to  cause  to  approach. 
 
  To  approximate  the  inequality  of  riches  to  the  level 
  of  nature.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  To  come  near  to  to  approach. 
 
  The  telescope  approximates  perfection.  --J.  Morse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approximate  \Ap*prox"i*mate\,  v.  i. 
  To  draw;  to  approach. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  approximate 
  adj  1:  not  quite  exact  or  correct;  "the  approximate  time  was  10 
  o'clock";  "a  rough  estimate"  [syn:  {approximative},  {rough}] 
  2:  very  close  in  resemblance;  "sketched  in  an  approximate 
  likeness";  "a  near  likeness"  [syn:  {near}] 
  3:  located  close  together;  "with  heads  close  together"; 
  "approximate  leaves  grow  together  but  are  not  united" 
  [syn:  {close  together(p)}] 
  v  1:  be  close  or  similar;  "Her  results  approximate  my  own"  [syn: 
  {come  close}] 
  2:  form  an  opinion  about  judge  tentatively;  form  an  estimate 
  of  esp.  quantities  or  time;  "I  estimate  this  chicken  to 
  weigh  at  three  pounds"  [syn:  {estimate},  {gauge},  {guess}, 
  {judge}] 




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