Meaning of APPROXIMATE in English
adj approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
2. approximate ·vt to carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
3. approximate ·vt to come near to; to approach.
4. approximate ·vi to draw; to approach.
5. approximate ·adj near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012