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See definition of approximate on Dictionary.com
  • adj.almost accurate, exact
  • adj.inexact
  • adj.similar
  • adj.near
  • verbcome close

synonyms for approximate

  • close
  • near
  • rough
  • almost
  • comparative
  • proximate
  • relative
  • estimated
  • rough
  • loose
  • imperfect
  • uncertain
  • unscientific
  • guessed
  • surmised
  • imprecise
  • unprecise
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antonyms for approximate

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  • away
  • far
  • accurate
  • clear
  • definite
  • dissimilar
  • exact
  • precise
  • same
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How to use approximate in a sentence

In the absence of live interactions, we must do our best as a society to approximate them.
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Of the approximate 1,800 fatalities from mid-May to mid-June, 70 percent were people older than 70.
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Some brands pack on features that allow users to more closely approximate the cinematic experience, but if you’re in the HD range, you’re already on your way.
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I would never have figured out on my own that Braun-Meuser-Case was supposed to approximate “brand-new suitcase.”
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Solver Alex Vornsand approximated the size of this region by picking random points in the circle and seeing how many would have resulted in a balanced disk.
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Much later, when you’re doing something that more closely approximates actual surfing, you won’t think much of the pop-up.
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Soft robots are made of the squishiest stuff, including nanomaterials, enabling them to approximate biological functions such as those of human muscles.
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DNNs are mathematical models that string together chains of simple functions that approximate real neurons.
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Fill power is a measurement of the quality of the down, and it’s the approximate volume in cubic inches of one ounce of down.
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Zoom-shot programming still became a new genre, but producers quickly developed the capabilities and processes to remotely produce shows and videos that more closely approximated a traditional production than a webcam confessional.
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WORDS RELATED TO APPROXIMATE

  • abut
  • approximate
  • be adjacent to
  • border
  • butt
  • communicate
  • connect
  • join
  • lie
  • lie beside
  • link
  • neighbor
  • touch
  • verge
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