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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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

Synonyms for approximate in the sense of this definition

(approximate is similar to ...) not exact

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