approximate approximate  /ə ˈprɑk sə mət/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be close or similar
  2. (v) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  3. (adj) not quite exact or correct
  4. (adj) very close in resemblance
  5. (adj) located close together

Usage(s):

  1. A final No takes you to a screen of quick stats: battery life, signal strength and approximate used minutes.
  2. Quite drunk: Joose, for instance, has the color and approximate flavor of strawberry soda, but it's 9% alcohol, compared with 5% for a typical can of Budweiser.
  3. A Muslim, a eunuch, a warrior, Zheng He vastly outdid his approximate contemporaries, the Western naval heroes who helped define the global Age of Exploration.

News

  1. Summer's Priciest Vacation Destinations

    Wondering how much your neighbors are paying for that family vacation to Hawaii this summer? How about your colleague who’s headed to New York City? TripAdvisor has the (approximate) answer, and along with it has also identified the priciest destinations in the U.S. for summer...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  2. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office West Bank crime report, June 11

    This information reflects initial calls for service reported by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for the west bank of Jefferson Parish. Locations are approximate due to automated location methods and address inconsistencies, the Sheriff's Office says. Burglar alarm calls...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. State agencies to launch $30 million venture capital fund

    Called 4490 Ventures, a reference to the 44° N latitude and 90° W longitude lines that approximate the center of the state of Wisconsin, the $30 million fund will focus on early-stage companies primarily in Wisconsin.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Small Business Times

Quotes

  1. Looking forward, Mr. Shaw noted: "For fiscal 2008, we expect service operating income before amortization to grow in an approximate range of 10% - 12%. Capital expenditures are forecasted to exceed $650 million as we continue to invest to ensure our...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Shaw Source: Web Services Journal

  2. "I think the responsible approach is to wait for the research to establish the approximate grizzly bear population before implementing new policy," said Morton.
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Ted Morton Source: 940 News

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