Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To approach or cause to approach closely without exact coincidence.

Part of speech: adjective

Nearly but not exactly accurate or complete; near.

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Usage examples "approximate":

  1. 71. 5 Extreme Temperature of Air observed 62. 0 to 77. 5 Approximate Mean Temp. - "Himalayan Journals V2.", J. D. Hooker.
  2. Her seeking eye lit on a lady who had a complete skunk climbing up the nape of her neck, and a hat of the approximate size of a five- shilling piece worn over her right eyebrow. - "This Is the End", Stella Benson.
  3. They could live in great measure within themselves, without being compelled to sustain embarrassing relations with civilization; and with the requisite moral qualities and scientific knowledge, the great problem of social harmony would approximate, at least, toward a solution. - "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.