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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·prox·i·mate /-ˌmet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·prox·i·mate /-ˌmet/ 及物動詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·prox·i·mate a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·prox·i·mate, v. i. To draw; to approach.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10
             o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" [syn:
              approximative, rough]
      2: very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate
         likeness"; "a near likeness" [syn: near]
      3: located close together; "with heads close together";
         "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
         [syn: close together(p)]
      v 1: be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own" [syn:
           come close]
      2: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or
         time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
         [syn: estimate, gauge, guess, judge]