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Definition of approximate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

    

approximate

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈprɑksəmət//
 
(abbreviation approx.)
 
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 almost correct or accurate, but not completely so an approximate number/total/cost The cost given is only approximate. Use these figures as an approximate guide in your calculations. opposite exact
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