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English definition of “approximate”


verb [T]  /əˈprɑk·səˌmeɪt/ us  
to come near in quality, amount, value, or character: The painting only approximated the mountain landscape.
noun [C]  /əˌprɑk·səˈmeɪ·ʃən/ us  
I only have an approximation of the size of the room.
(Definition of approximate verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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