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  Definition of Approximate
  1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  2. be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
  3. located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
  4. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  5. not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
Similar Words: estimate, gauge, guess, judge, come close, close together(p), near, approximative, rough

 

See Also: overestimate, overrate, lowball, underestimate

 

Hyponyms: quantize, quantise, misgauge, place, put, set, give, lowball, underestimate, assess, make, reckon, count, truncate, guesstimate, border on, approach

 

Derivational Morphology: evaluator, judge, judgment, judgement, judging, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesser, estimate, appraisal, estimation, approximation, idea

 

 
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