Meaning of APPROXIMATE in English


adj. & v.


1. fairly correct or accurate; near to the actual (the approximate time of arrival; an approximate guess).

2 near or next (your approximate neighbour). & intr. (often foll. by to) bring or come near (esp. in quality, number, etc.), but not exactly (approximates to the truth; approximates the amount required).


approximately adv. approximation n.

Etymology: LL approximatus past part. of approximare (as AD-, proximus very near)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.