approximate | |
—adj | |
1. | almost accurate or exact |
2. | inexact; rough; loose: only an approximate fit |
3. | much alike; almost the same |
4. | near; close together |
—vb | |
5. | ( |
6. | maths See accurate to find an expression for (some quantity) accurate to a specified degree |
[C15: from Late Latin approximāre, from Latin proximus nearest, from prope near] | |
ap'proximative | |
—adj |
approximate ap·prox·i·mate (ə-prŏk'sə-māt')
v. ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing, ap·prox·i·mates
To bring together, as cut edges of tissue. adj. (-mĭt)
Relating to the contact surfaces, either proximal or distal, of two adjacent teeth; proximate.
Close together. Used of the teeth in the human jaw.