# Definitions and Synonyms of *approximate* | Another word for *approximate* | What is *approximate? *

*Definition 1: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) - [verb of cognition]*

*Samples where approximate or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds*

*Synonyms for approximate in the sense of this definition*

*(**approximate* is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

*approximate*is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

*(... is a kind of **approximate* ) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one

*approximate*) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one

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*"truncate a series"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) take account of

*"You have to reckon with our opponents"**"Count on the monsoon"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) calculate as being

*"I make the height about 100 feet"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

*"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) make a deliberately low estimate

*"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) estimate the duration or outcome of something

*"He gave the patient three months to live"**"I gave him a very good chance at success"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) estimate

*"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) gauge something incorrectly or improperly

### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values

### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) estimate based on a calculation

*Definition 2: be close or similar - [verb of stative]*

*Samples where approximate or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*Her results approximate my own*

*Synonyms for approximate in the sense of this definition*

*(**approximate* is a kind of ...) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

*approximate*is a kind of ...) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

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*"She resembles her mother very much"**"This paper resembles my own work"*### (... is a kind of *approximate* ) come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character

*"This borders on discrimination!"**"His playing approaches that of Horowitz"**Definition 3: located close together - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where approximate or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*with heads close together**approximate leaves grow together but are not united*

*Synonyms for approximate in the sense of this definition*

*(**approximate* is similar to ...) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

*approximate*is similar to ...) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

*"close to noon"**"how close are we to town?"**"a close formation of ships"**Definition 4: very close in resemblance - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where approximate or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*sketched in an approximate likeness**a near likeness*

*Synonyms for approximate in the sense of this definition*

*(**approximate* is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

*approximate*is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

*"a close family"**"we are all...in close sympathy with..."**"close kin"**"a close resemblance"**Definition 5: not quite exact or correct - [adjective satellite denoting all]*

*Samples where approximate or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the approximate time was 10 o'clock**a rough guess**a ballpark estimate*

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*(**approximate* is similar to ...) not exact

*approximate*is similar to ...) not exact

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