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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.
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"approximate" in British English

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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?

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approximateverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   /əˈprɒk.sɪ.meɪt/ us   /əˈprɑːk.sə.meɪt/ formal
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"approximate" in Business English

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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.
(Definition of approximate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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