Synonym: approach, close, near, roughly. Similar words: approximately, proximity, appropriate, approve, approach, approval, approve of, climate. Meaning: [ə'prɒksɪmət] v. 1. be close or similar 2. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time). adj. 1. not quite exact or correct 2. very close in resemblance 3. located close together.

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(1) The

*approximate*time is three o'clock.(2) The cost given is only

*approximate*.(3) The train's

*approximate*time of arrival is 10.30.(4) The

*approximate*date of his departure is next month.(5) What is the

*approximate*size of this room?(6) The Prime Minister has made a statement closely

*approximate*to a falsehood.(7) What is the

*approximate*number of students in each class?(8) Use these figures as an

*approximate*guide in your calculations.(9) The total cost will

*approximate*￡15 billion.(10) The

*approximate*cost will be about $600.(11) These percentages are only

*approximate*.(12) The

*approximate*number of demonstrators in front of the municipal office building was 900.(13) Can you give me an

*approximate*idea of the numbers involved?(14) The builder gave an

*approximate*cost for fixing the roof.(15) It is the

*approximate*equivalent in height to the Matterhorn.(16) They did not have even an

*approximate*idea what the Germans really wanted.(17) Our

*approximate*time of arrival will be 10.30.(18)

*Approximate*journey time to London is four hours.(19) The measurements are

*approximate*, but I think they'll do.(20) These items have an

*approximate*total value of ￡800.(21) The times are

*approximate*only. Sentencedict.com(22) This is the

*approximate*length of choke chain which will be required.(23) To achieve this aim a measure of

*approximate*number of letters in a word is needed.(24) The size of symbols indicates the

*approximate*error associated with individual readings.(25) However the results give an

*approximate*parabola with a minimum in the range of voltages studied.(26) The way that the trunk of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches and twigs is an

*approximate*fractal pattern.(27) Not all old photographs are dated, but internal evidence may help to establish an

*approximate*date.(28) On the phonetic level it can only suggest an

*approximate*pronunciation of the character to which it is attached....(29) The optimum size of hash table can only be determined if the

*approximate*number of items to be stored is known.(30) An early fourth-century building had been demolished to make way for the wall, thus providing an

*approximate*date for its construction.More similar words: approximately, proximity, appropriate, approve, approach, approval, approve of, climate, ultimate, intimate, estimate, appreciate, estimated, exanimate, ultimately, legitimate, apprehend, appreciation, apprenticeship, mate, inmate, teammate, material, alma mater, propagate, building materials, mathematics, maximum, toxic, noxious.