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adjective
Pronunciation of approximate: AH0 P R AA1 K S AH0 M AH0 T (ə'prɑksəmət)
Number of syllables of approximate: 4

Pronunciation Video of approximate

Definition of approximate
 (v): judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
 (v): be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
 (s): located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
 (s): very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
 (s): not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o''clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"

Examples of approximate
 The approximate circumference of the fort is 2600 meters.
 The switches circumscribe the approximate pivot location of the handle.
 The approximate population of the area is 4093.
 Every experimenter found approximate agreement with the theory.
 In firearms, the caliber is the approximate diameter of bullet used.
 The approximate center of the Solitario is located.
 The dot is in the approximate location of Abilene.
 Approximate dimensions of a common speeder car are given below.
 Mesquite is the approximate center of the valley.
 It is just shorthand for the approximate beginning of the conflict.