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    approximate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word approximate

    (verb) be close or similar
    Synonyms : come close
    Example Sentence
    • Her results approximate my own
    (verb) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    Synonyms : estimate , gauge , guess , judge
    Example Sentence
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
    (adj) not quite exact or correct
    Synonyms : approximative , rough
    Example Sentence
    • the approximate time was 10 o'clock
    • a rough guess
    • a ballpark estimate
    (adj) very close in resemblance
    Synonyms : near
    Example Sentence
    • sketched in an approximate likeness
    • a near likeness
    (adj) located close together
    Synonyms : close together
    Example Sentence
    • with heads close together
    • approximate leaves grow together but are not united
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