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definition of the word approximate

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From Latin approximatus, past participle of approximare (to approach); ad + proximare (to come near). See proximate.

Adjective
Verb

approximate (comparative more approximate, superlative most approximate)

Positive
approximate

Comparative
more approximate

Superlative
most approximate

  1. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
  2. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.
    Approximate results or values.

To help carry out its mission, NASA's Genesis spacecraft has on board an ion monitor to record the speed, density, temperature and approximate composition of the solar wind ions.


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