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approximate

## approximate

```  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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