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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.
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Female executors use more approximative adjectives in their speech than men and to emphasize on their speech use more exclamatory words than males and even use questioned and affirmative sentences in exclamatory tone, and also use more tag questions to get the audiences' confirmation.
Other informants born in different Central Veps villages were asked to answer the questions about the paradigm structure as well, but none of them made a similar distinction between the approximative (LOC+) and propinquative (LOC=) in the case of ordinary nouns.
As is well known, in French, GOAL is left largely unencoded in the prepositional system (except for approximative vers and terminative jusqu a, which I take to have a different status from the real GOAL prepositions).
Grace a la toponymie, il est possible de se faire une idee, meme approximative, des principaux traits qui presiderent au peuplement des divers territoires du Maghreb.
Analyzing the number of times that specific PFIs rank strongly, average, or weakly in the institutional-level analysis does provide some interesting, if approximative, insights into their relative performance.
Evaluation of an approximative method for predicting the U-value of a window with between-panes Venetian blind.
i]), 1 [less than or equal to] i [less than or equal to] N in the points of a Lagrange type set A are known, then the classical Lagrange interpolation suggests the approximative formula
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The average number of platelets is then multiplied by a factor of 20,000 for wedge preparations or 15,000 for monolayer preparations in order to obtain and estimate the platelet count per micro litter, but this method is approximative and does not give the real number of platelets.
Recently Lasser and Obermaier [15] studied the role of the Blackman window for defining approximative identities in Fourier approximation.
Les resultats sont exprimes sous forme approximative par des fonctions de calage simplifiees.