What does the word approximate mean?

Usage examples for approximate

  1. 71. 5 Extreme Temperature of Air observed 62. 0 to 77. 5 Approximate Mean Temp. – Himalayan Journals V2. by 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 by 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 by John Humphrey Noyes