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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); Be close or similar

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); Be close or similar. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Being near in state, place, or quantity; nearly equal or like.

Usage examples (41)
  • Without the appropriate measuring tools they had to approximate the distance.
  • Sketched in an approximate likeness
  • The approximate time was 10 o'clock
  • Her results approximate my own for more
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