Meaning of APPROXIMATE in English


Pronunciation: ə - ' präk-s ə -m ə t

Function: adjective

Etymology: Late Latin approximatus, past participle of approximare to come near, from Latin ad- + proximare to come near ― more at PROXIMATE

Date: 15th century

1 : located close together < approximate leaves>

2 : nearly correct or exact <an approximate solution>

– ap · prox · i · mate · ly adverb

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