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approximate

[ə′präk·sə·mət (adjective) or ə′präk·sə‚māt (verb)]
(mathematics)
To obtain a result that is not exact but is near enough to the correct result for some specified purpose.
To obtain a series of results approaching the correct result.
(science and technology)
Close to the correct value. Abbreviated approx.
To be close to.
References in classic literature ?
And as to forecasting Dag Daughtry's fate, along with Kwaque, no maddest drug-dream could have approximated it.
Noting two recent revenue procedures that allowed a replacement cost method that approximated actual cost, the AICPA urged the IRS and Treasury to "allow the use of rolling average cost whenever it approximates actual cost consistent" with these rulings.
In 1999, actual production of iron ore pellets by Northshore Mining Company, the lessee/operator, approximated 3.
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