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approximate

adjective

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1 being such only when compared to something else
  • the movie's an approximate success, if you can overlook the overblown publicity that preceded it

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approximate

verb

Synonyms of approximate (Entry 2 of 2)

to come near or nearer to in character or quality
  • Rob's violin performance last night didn't even approximate what he's really capable of when he's not feeling sick

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The first known use of approximate was in the 15th century

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“Approximate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/approximate. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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