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 |
approximation ap·prox·i·ma·tion (ə-prŏk'sə-mā'shən)
n.
Bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.