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ap·prox·i·mate

 (ə-prŏk′sə-mĭt)
adj.
1. Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.
2. Very similar; closely resembling: sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.
3. Botany Close together but not united.
v. (-māt′) ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing, ap·prox·i·mates
v.tr.
1. To come close to; be nearly the same as: This meat substitute approximates the real thing.
2. To bring near.
3. To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
v.intr.
To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.

[Middle English, from Late Latin approximātus, past participle of approximāre, to approach : Latin ad-, ad- + proximāre, to come near (from proximus, nearest; see per in Indo-European roots).]

ap·prox′i·mate·ly adv.

approximately

(əˈprɒksɪmɪtlɪ)
adv
close to; around; roughly or in the region of
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.approximately - (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correctapproximately - (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"

approximately

adverb almost, about, around, generally, nearly, close to, relatively, roughly, loosely, just about, more or less, in the region of, in the vicinity of, not far off, in the neighbourhood of Approximately $150,000 will be spent on improvements.

approximately

adverb
Near to in quantity or amount:
Translations
تَقريباتَقْريباً
přibližněasi
omtrentcirka
suunnilleen
otprilike
megközelítőleg
hérumbil, á aî giska
およそ
대략
približno
ungefär
โดยประมาณ
xấp xỉ

approximately

[əˈprɒksɪmɪtlɪ] ADVaproximadamente, más o menos
the film lasts three hours approximatelyla película dura aproximadamente tres horas, la película dura tres horas (poco) más o menos

approximately

[əˈprɒksɪmətli] advapproximativement

approximately

advungefähr, etwa, circa; correctin etwa, annähernd

approximately

[əˈprɒks/ɛ7mətlɪ] advapprossimativamente, pressappoco, circa

approximate

(əˈproksimət) adjective
very nearly correct or accurate; not intended to be absolutely correct. Give me an approximate answer!; Can you give me an approximate price for the job?
apˈproximately adverb
nearly; more or less. There will be approximately five hundred people present.
apˌproximˈation noun
1. a figure, answer etc which is not (intended to be) exact. This figure is just an approximation.
2. the process of estimating a figure etc. We decided on a price by a process of approximation.

approximately

تَقْريباً přibližně omtrent ungefähr κατά προσέγγιση aproximadamente suunnilleen approximativement otprilike approssimativamente およそ 대략 bij benadering tilnærmet około aproximadamente приблизительно ungefär โดยประมาณ yaklaşık olarak xấp xỉ 大约

approximately

adv aproximadamente
References in classic literature ?
Had I ever met any girl in the past who would serve approximately as a model,--any girl, in fact, I would very much like to meet again?
I could not tell you, even approximately, how long this ride lasted; I only know that we seemed to turn and turn and often went down a spiral stair into the very heart of the earth.
Yet even in our best regulated and most approximately Circular families I cannot say that the ideal of family life is so high as with you in Spaceland.
How soon can he become approximately effeecient chain-man?
Is there any possible way of guessing approximately how long a scent will remain?
The dialect was on her tongue to some extent, despite the village school: the characteristic intonation of that dialect for this district being the voicing approximately rendered by the syllable UR, probably as rich an utterance as any to be found in human speech.
Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position- by cavalry scouting- was not available.
The towers were about forty sofads in diameter, approximately forty earth-feet, and sixty in height to the base of the dome.
The Arangi was beginning to work back approximately over the course she had just traversed.
A business man who was also a biologist and a sociologist would know, approximately, the right thing to do for humanity.
All these reasons justify the view that the poems with which we now have to deal were later than the "Iliad" and "Odyssey", and if we must recognize the possibility of some conventionality in the received dating, we may feel confident that it is at least approximately just.
Hence when an organ, however abnormal it may be, has been transmitted in approximately the same condition to many modified descendants, as in the case of the wing of the bat, it must have existed, according to my theory, for an immense period in nearly the same state; and thus it comes to be no more variable than any other structure.

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