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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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However, it should be noted that there are three case markers which sometimes can be attached to a conjoined phrase: approximative, instrumental and recessive (see 3.
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.
Pareillement, l'edition des Euenemens singuliers de Jean-Pierre Camus par Max Vernet est un monument d'erudition et propose une collection d'outils de lecture, qui depasse le contrat de collection : pour commencer un glossaire, qui se fait concordance, puis une edition des resumes des nouvelles, assortis d'une date approximative de la tenue des evenements narres, puis une bibliographie classee, et encore un index des personnages, pour enfin conclure sur un index des noms.
Quoique le texte d'Elephant Wake soit principalement ecrit en anglais, cette piece appartient indeniablement au repertoire franco-canadien par sa thematique, par son usage mixte de codes, dont les jalons de culture traditionnels sont presentes en francais, ainsi que par sa maitrise approximative des deux codes langagiers.
S'il fallait leur trouver un equivalent en francais, ce seraient les termes de droit et de tort qui en rendraient le mieux compte du point de vue de leurs connotations physiques, meme si du point du sens la traduction est approximative.
The composite materials were polymerized in open space at a temperature of approximative 22-25[degrees]C, for 24 hours.
Mundurucu is a language with only approximative numbers," Pierre Pica of the National Centre for Scientific Research in France told BBC News.
It is necessary for DNA computation to expand its algorithmic techniques, incorporate approximative and probabilistic algorithms and heuristics, so that the solution of large instances of NP complete problems will be possible.
Overall, his view of mathematics in economics is that: "Formal rigor is of little value if it is accompanied by a serious distortion of the true nature of reality, and it is better to have an approximative theory that corresponds to actual reality than a formally rigorous theory that can only be built by seriously distorting the facts" (Ibid.
CHEBYSHEV, Sur les expressions approximative des integrals par les auters prises entre les memes limites, Proc.
Being very hard to find an exact solution, approximative solutions were searched.