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ap·prox·i·mate

approximate

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: prak s mt
definition 1: nearly exact or correct.
The approximate distance between New York and California is 3000 miles.
synonyms:
near
definition 2: estimated.
He told us an approximate price to repair the bicycle.
antonyms:
exact, precise
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: prak s meIt
inflections: approximates, approximating, approximated
definition 1: to be quite like; come close to.
This synthetic fabric approximates the feel of silk.
synonyms:
compare, resemble
similar words:
approach, correspond, near, relate
definition 2: to estimate.
I approximated the distance to be around twelve miles.
synonyms:
estimate
similar words:
guess, judge
derivation: approximately (adv.)
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  • approximately:
    almost exactly; about.
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