
Definition of Approximate
1. Verb. Be close or similar. "Her results approximate my own"
Generic synonyms: Resemble
Specialized synonyms: Approach, Border On
Derivative terms: Approximative
2. Adjective. Not quite exact or correct. "A ballpark estimate"
3. Verb. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time). "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Quantise, Quantize, Misgauge, Place, Put, Set, Give, Lowball, Underestimate, Assess, Make, Count, Reckon, Truncate, Guesstimate
Derivative terms: Approximative, Estimate, Estimate, Estimate, Estimation, Estimation, Estimation, Guess, Guesser, Judge, Judging, Judgment
Also: Overestimate, Underestimate
4. Adjective. Very close in resemblance. "A near likeness"
5. Adjective. Located close together. "Approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
Definition of Approximate
1. a. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
2. v. t. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
3. v. i. To draw; to approach.
Definition of Approximate
1. Adjective. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. ¹
2. Adjective. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate. ¹
3. Verb. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. ¹
4. Verb. To come near to; to approach. ¹
5. Verb. To estimate. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Approximate
1. [v MATED, MATING, MATES]
Medical Definition of Approximate
1. Approximal (18 Nov 1997)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Approximate
Literary usage of Approximate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Graphical and Mechanical Computation by Joseph Lipka (1918)
"approximate INTEGRATION AND DIFFERENTIATION. 100. The necessity for approximate
methods. — In a large number of engineering problems it is necessary to ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"If the subject is sitting up, the metabolism is increased, and if he is doing
work it is increased in proportion to the amount of work. The approximate ..."
3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"In the example here given, let it be supposed that we require to find the
approximate angle from the vertex at immersion, which it has been ascertained will ..."
4. Concrete Costs: Tables and Recommendations for Estimating the Time and Cost by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson (1912)
"If a rough estimate is required where time is too short to go into details, the
approximate values given in the present chapter will be useful. ..."
5. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1904)
"approximate EVALUATION OF DEFINITE INTEGRALS 99. Introduction. When no primitive
of /(x) is known we may resort to certain methods for finding an ..."
6. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"approximate REPRESENTATION OF FUNCTIONS BY FINITE TRIGONOMETRICAL SERIES. 475.
... This mode of approximate representation of f(x), in the interval (a, /3), ..."
7. Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: With Special by Joseph William Mellor (1902)
"approximate Integration. represents the equation to the curve ABC . . . MN.
a ^ L M tween the limits x = x9 and x = xn, where f(x) Assume that each strip ..."