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Meaning & Definition of Approximate in English

English

Approximate

/əprɑksəmət/

verb

1. Be close or similar

  • "Her results approximate my own"
    synonym:
  • approximate
  • ,
  • come close

2. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

  • "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    synonym:
  • estimate
  • ,
  • gauge
  • ,
  • approximate
  • ,
  • guess
  • ,
  • judge

adjective

1. Not quite exact or correct

  • "The approximate time was 10 o'clock"
  • "A rough guess"
  • "A ballpark estimate"
    synonym:
  • approximate
  • ,
  • approximative
  • ,
  • rough

2. Very close in resemblance

  • "Sketched in an approximate likeness"
  • "A near likeness"
    synonym:
  • approximate
  • ,
  • near

3. Located close together

  • "With heads close together"
  • "Approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
    synonym:
  • approximate
  • ,
  • close together(p)