• (verb): Be close or similar.
    Example: "Her results approximate my own"
    Synonyms: come close
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on approximate:

List Of New York State Historic Markers - Numbers of Markers
... Approximate tallies of markers in New York and its 62 counties follow ... The approximate counts are the best available there may be additions to the listings that are not reflected here, and the counts here may not be perfectly updated County Approximate ...
... divided into the substages of late Late Arikareean Lower boundary source, base of Geringian (approximate) early Late Arikareean base of Geringian (approximate) ... Upper boundary source base of Hemingfordian (approximate) ... Arikareean Lower boundary source of base of Geringian (approximate) ...
Approximate Counting Algorithm
... The approximate counting algorithm allows the counting of a large number of events using a small amount of memory. 1980s by Philippe Flajolet of INRIA Rocquencourt, who coined the name Approximate Counting, and strongly contributed to its recognition among the research ...
... To3 Lower boundary source of the base of the Torrejonian (approximate) ... boundary source of the base of the Torrejonian (approximate) and upper boundary source of the base of the Selandian (approximate) ... To1 Upper boundary source (61.7 Ma) of the base of the Selandian (approximate) ...
Finite Element Methods
... is a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to boundary value problems ... Analogous to the idea that connecting many tiny straight lines can approximate a larger circle, FEM encompasses all the methods for connecting many simple ...

More definitions of "approximate":

  • (adj): Not quite exact or correct.
    Example: "The approximate time was 10 o'clock"
    Synonyms: approximative, rough
  • (adj): Located close together.
    Example: "Approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
    Synonyms: close together
  • (adj): Very close in resemblance.
    Example: "Sketched in an approximate likeness"
    Synonyms: near

Famous quotes containing the word approximate:

    A worker may be the hammer’s master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    the dull thunder of approximate words.
    Thom Gunn (b. 1929)