verb (used with object), ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing.
- approximation suture,
Origin of approximate
Examples from the Web for approximate
By 2018, Chinese wealth is expected to approximate the level of US wealth in 1993.
I figure out the approximate outline, the sequence of subject matter for the chapter, numbering the material.
And nobody had reported a missing child of that approximate age.
The red line is the approximate break-even price of the average tar sands producer.The Quixotic Crusade Against the Keystone Pipeline|Megan McArdle|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I wanted to use the series to approximate films like [those],” said Bromell.
Many of these were marked while they were still small so that their approximate ages are known.Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog|Henry S. Fitch
And can toleration in the active-spirited be ever anything more than approximate?The Coryston Family|Mrs. Humphry Ward
With few exceptions I have not tried to collect modern ones, which approximate much more to each other in the different countries.Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries|Marcus Bourne Huish
It is much if they can copy anything with approximate fidelity of its real size.A Joy For Ever|John Ruskin
These numbers were arbitrary and approximate, but served as a working basis.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt|James W. Barrett
Word Origin for approximate
early 15c., from Latin approximatus, past participle of approximare "to come near to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + proximare "come near," from proximus "nearest," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.