Ap*prox"i*mate (#), a. [L. approximatus, p. p. of approximare to approach; ad + proximare to come near. See Proximate.]

1.

Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

2.

Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values.

Approximate quantities Math., those which are nearly, but not, equal.

 

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Ap*prox"i*mate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Approximated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Approximating.]

1.

To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.

To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. Burke.

2.

To come near to; to approach.

The telescope approximates perfection. J. Morse.

 

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Ap*prox"i*mate, v. i.

To draw; to approach.

 

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