approximate ADJECTIVE fairly accurate but not totally precise.
VERB 1) come close in quality or quantity. 2) estimate fairly accurately.
DERIVATIVES approximately adverb approximation noun approximative adjective.
ORIGIN Latin approximatus, from proximus 'very near' .

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