Meaning of APPROXIMATE in English

APPROXIMATE

■ adjective ə'prɒksɪmət fairly accurate but not totally precise.

■ verb ə'prɒksɪmeɪt come close in quality or quantity.

↘estimate fairly accurately.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

approximation noun

approximative adjective

Origin

ME: from late L. approximat- , approximare , from ad- 'to' + proximus 'very near'.

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