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approximate en inglés británico

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approximateadjective

uk /əˈprɒk.sɪ.mət/ us /əˈprɑːk.sə.mət/

B2 not completely accurate but close:

The train's approximate time of arrival is 10.30.
The approximate cost will be about $600.
Can you give me an approximate idea of the numbers involved?

Más ejemplos

  • The way that the trunk of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches and twigs is an approximate fractal pattern.
  • You only need to submit a plan with approximate dimensions at this stage.
  • The recipe only gives an approximate cooking time.
  • The following costings for the project are only an approximate guide.
  • We can only give an approximate idea of cost at this stage.

approximateverb [ I + adv/prep, T ]

uk /əˈprɒk.sɪ.meɪt/ us /əˈprɑːk.sə.meɪt/ formal

(Definición de approximate del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

approximate en inglés americano

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approximateadjective

us /əˈprɑk·sə·mət/

almost exact:

Can you tell me the approximate value of this watch?
approximately
adverb us /əˈprɑk·sə·mət·li/

The job will take approximately three weeks to do.

approximateverb [ T ]

us /əˈprɑk·səˌmeɪt/

to come near in quality, amount, value, or character:

The painting only approximated the mountain landscape.
approximation
noun [ C ] us /əˌprɑk·səˈmeɪ·ʃən/

I only have an approximation of the size of the room.

(Definición de approximate del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

approximate en inglés de negocios

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approximateadjective

uk /əˈprɒksɪmət/ us abbreviation approx, or approx.

close to a particular number or time but not exactly that number or time:

All numbers are approximate.
the approximate amount/cost/number The final resulting figure is the approximate amount for which the home should be insured.

approximateverb [ I or T ]

uk /əˈprɒksɪmeɪt/ us

to be close to a particular number or time but not exactly that number or time:

Compound annual earnings growth has approximated 90%.
approximate to sth To secure the company, it is having to pay a price approximating to half its present market capitalization.

(Definición de approximate del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)