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Overview of verb approximate

The verb approximate has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) approximate, come close

(be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own")

2. (2) estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge

(judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")

Overview of adj approximate

The adj approximate has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) approximate, approximative, rough

(not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate")

2. approximate, near

(very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")

3. approximate, close together

(located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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