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.
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Origin of approximate
OTHER WORDS FROM approximateap·prox·i·mate·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for approximate
He thought that perhaps the vanished plantation life of the old South might have approximated it.The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
In some cases the lowermost circle of cells can be approximated so as to close the pore.
No matter what idea he may have formed concerning it, he can hardly have approximated to the truth.Foot-prints of Travel|Maturin M. Ballou
The severed ends of the nerve should then be approximated and left in situ.
Though the institutions of the communes varied in different localities, this is the type to which they all approximated.