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Dictionary definition for: Approximate

1. (v) be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"

2. (s) not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock" "a rough guess" "a ballpark estimate"

3. (v) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

4. (s) very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness" "a near likeness"

5. (s) located close together; "with heads close together" "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"

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