Approximate Ap*prox"i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Approximated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approximating}.] 1. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. [1913 Webster]

To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To come near to; to approach. [1913 Webster]

The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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